It is estimated that one in ten patients in any general practice is a carer. Carers provide a vital role, and enable patients to maintain their independence, wellness and quality of life. However, carers themselves can experience a range of negative health, social and financial impacts as a result of their caring role.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in Australia and fortunately has a very high five-year survival rate (94%). However, a significant sub-group of patients report poor quality of life post treatment, such as erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence.