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David Hughes

Year of Award: 2013 Award State: New South Wales Health And Medicine > General
Health And Medicine > Cancer And Oncology
To examine and compare interventions that minimise bladder, erection and cancer return complications related to Prostate Cancer Therapy - USA
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My experience began at the Mt Sinai Medical Centre and the Memorial Sloane – Kettering Cancer Centre’s in New York with leading Urologists that specialize in Prostate removal and surgery side effect management.

This first four (4) week observation experience exposed me to many world-­class expert doctors, nurses and allied health practitioners. Urinary continence testing and management, Penile and sexual rehabilitation and complimentary therapy inclusion to support decreased pain and physical breakdown were observed and recorded.

Unique therapies and protocols such as “Salvage Prostatectomy post radiation” were observed. Evening Support Groups and In-services were attended to better understand local community support mechanisms and contemporary disease profiling mechanisms. A workshop on novel approaches to radiation therapy highlighted the important role that multi dimensional practice holds. 

A one-­week period with Dr Charles “Snuffy” Myers at the American Institute for Disease of the Prostate began my journey into a better understanding of medical management of chronic cancer. 

The Global Robotics Institute in Orlando, Florida showed how a team approach to management and research into improving practice co-­exists well in tertiary environments. 

Finally, the American Urological Association annual conference afforded me the time and space to listen to dozens of experts in the field and “Gel” much I had learned into a more succinct “Real” experience. 

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