The Treasurer, the Hon. Wayne Swan launched the prostate cancer DVD “So How Do You Choose” at a function at Parliament House Canberra in May 2009.
The DVD was produced by Doctor Phillip Stricker and the St Vincent’s Prostate Cancer Centre through the financial support of Lang & Sue Walker and the Walker Foundation.
The DVD enables the 18,000 men who are diagnosed annually with prostate cancer in Australia to understand their treatment options and choose the best treatment for them. It aims to empower men to make the difficult decision described in a clear and personal way between the various treatments to achieve the best possible outcome in the treatment of their prostate cancer.
Mr Alan Jones AO described his personal experience of being diagnosed with prostate cancer. Speakers included Mr Steve Rubic CEO St Vincents & Mater Health Sydney, Mr Paul Ramsay AO chairman Ramsay Healthcare Ltd, Doctor Phillip Stricker Chairman of the Urology Department at St Vincent’s Clinic and the Treasurer who told the audience of the impact on his family when diagnosed with the disease.
The audience included members of Parliament including the Prime Minister the Hon. Kevin Rudd, members of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, National Breast Cancer Foundation representatives, Urologists and members from St Vincents & Mater Health Sydney and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.