Mens’ Health Matters public lecture: Tues 4 Nov

Extract from Staff Matters 27/10

Men’s health will be in the spotlight at the trust’s next Health Matters public lecture.

The free event will cover prostate and testicular cancer in reference to Movember – the themed month which encourages men to grow moustaches to help raise awareness of male health issues.

The talk, which takes place on Tuesday, November 4th, will be delivered by Dr Steve Bromage – a consultant urological surgeon with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, which also provides urology services at Macclesfield Hospital.

Trust staff are welcome to attend the event but places are limited, so please book in advance by contacting the Communications and Engagement Department on freephone 0800 195 4194 or email ecntstaff.comms@nhs.net

Urology topics from BMJ Learning

Click on any of the links below to complete these online modules from BMJ Learning

BMJ Learning modules available

Extract from BMJ Learning

 

BMJ Learning modules – have you done this one yet on Prostate Cancer?

One of your patients is an 85 year old man who has recently been diagnosed with intermediate risk, localised prostate cancer. The hospital has suggested a watchful waiting strategy for his management. He understands that the main advantage of watchful waiting is that there will be no physical side effects of treatment. However he wonders if there are any disadvantages of this strategy. What would you say to him? What if he didn’t want to follow the advice given? If you would like to learn more about this topic, then click on the link to complete this module today.

Prostate cancer: understanding the patient pathway and treatment options – in association with Prostate Cancer UK

And here are their most popular modules in respiratory medicine for you to complete. 

Latest from BMJ Learning

Case Study:
An 84 year old woman is having trouble sleeping at night. This has been a recurring problem for some months. You know she has had a fall earlier this year. She wants some medication to help her sleep as she feels that this is affecting her ability to do things during the day. What would you advise? What if she didn’t want to follow your advice? If you would like to learn more about this topic, then click on the link to complete this module today.

Falls in older people: prevention and management

And here are our most popular modules in urology for you to complete.

Idiopathic constipation and nocturnal enuresis in childhood: a guide to management – in association with NICE

Lower urinary tract symptoms in men: a guide to management – in association with NICE

Erectile dysfunction: diagnosis and treatment

Managing patients at risk of prostate cancer: in association with the NHS prostate cancer management programme

Urinary tract infection in children: diagnosis, treatment, and long term management – in association with NICE

Prostate Cancer Awareness month: 1-31 March 2013

prostate_cancerMarch is Prostate Cancer Awareness month and listed below are a number of useful websites, where additional information and resources may be found.  If you require assistance with researching this or any other topics, please contact the Staff Library on 01625 66 1362 or by email to ecn-tr.stafflibrary@nhs.net

eResources and websites:

 

Cancer Research UK  (Prostate Cancer)
The websites on cancer listed below are valuable sources of detailed information on cancer. This is an extract from Cancer Research UK

Prostate Cancer UK

Offers information and support to anyone with concerns about prostate cancer. Has a helpline and leaflets (send a large stamped addressed envelope please) and funds research into prostate cancer. Has a website with helpful information.

Website: www.prostatecanceruk.org
Email: info@prostatecanceruk.org
Helpline: 0800 074 8383

Prostate Cancer Support Federation
This organisation was set up by a group of men with prostate cancer in 1995. They run a helpline and a website and have local groups around the country. It use to be called Prostate Cancer Support Association (PSA).

Helpline: 0845 601 0766
Website: http://www.prostatecancerfederation.org.uk
Email: helpline@prostatecancerfederation.org.uk

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Eyes on Evidence update: Cancer

Vitamin E supplementation and prostate cancer risk
SELECT trial finds no reduction and suggests an increase in risk of prostate cancer with either selenium or vitamin E supplements.

Health professionals express a need for more training to deal with third party interpreting for cancer patients.
There is insufficient evidence to support the use of combination therapy to treat chronic kidney disease.

The evidence base continues to build, suggesting that daily aspirin can be used to prevent cancer.

Details of a new resource available via NHS Evidence search.
Links to four recently published Evidence Updates.