As the peak body in Australia, PCFA is dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners, families and the wider community.
Role of pathology in prostate cancer
Early diagnosis of prostate cancer is extremely important to achieve a good clinical outcome. Blood tests and biopsies performed by pathology are a crucial part of the diagnostic process. Blood tests are also crucial for guiding treatment and monitoring progress.
Graeme Woolridge is alive today thanks to pathology. A routine blood test at his GP in 2009 triggered a cascade of investigations that identified an aggressive form of prostate cancer at age 47.