Living Well with Cancer - Not Just Living But Thriving with Prostate Cancer | Chris O'Brien Lifehouse

In this men’s health month webinar, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Professor Henry Woo and Emma Wong, facilitated by Dr Diana Naehrig, will join forces to equip you with the knowledge of how to thrive after a prostate cancer diagnosis.

Henry and Emma will cover some of the medical treatment options and how combining these with an integrative oncology approach of acupuncture, exercise and mind body therapies can reduce treatment side effects like fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, hot flushes and anxiety, to help you live your best life. We will also lift the lid on some of the less talked about topics like changes to sexual function after treatment and discuss options for rehabilitation.

Please join us for a light hearted and informative session, partners are also encouraged to tune in.

About the speakers:

Professor Henry Woo is the Director of Uro-Oncology and Professor of Robotic Cancer Surgery at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. He is Professor of Surgery and Discipline of Surgery Head at the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School for the University of Sydney as well as Professor of Surgery with the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney. He is on the Board of Directors of the Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate (ANZUP) Clinical Trials Group. He is the Convenor of the annual Asia Pacific Greenlight Laser Prostatectomy workshop held in Sydney annually and is a Faculty member of the Photoselective Vaporisation of the Prostate course at the American Urological Association’s Annual Scientific Meeting. Prof Woo has extensive clinical trials experience in the areas of prostate cancer and benign prostate disease in various capacities ranging from site principal investigator through to trial management committees membership of large funded studies.

Emma Wong is an acupuncturist and researcher at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse LivingRoom. Prior to this, Emma was in private practice for 13 years. Emma’s background in cancer care includes delivering an integrative medicine lecture series to cancer care nurses and medical staff, which eventually led her to pursue further studies and doctoral research in cancer care at Western Sydney University. In 2020 Emma was awarded the National Institute of Complimentary Medicine (NICM) Health Research Institute (HRI) and Blackmores Institute, PhD Scholarship in Integrative Medicine, for her research in using electro acupuncture to improve functional outcomes and quality of life for prostate cancer patients after radical prostatectomy.

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