ManUp! Is a community based organisation dedicated to providing support for men affected by prostate cancer.
It was established in response to the need for dedicated prostate care nurses in hospitals throughout Queensland.
“Our aim is to bring about positive change by improving the treatment, care and support for men affected by prostate cancer.”
ManUp! recognizes the importance of the early detection and treatment of prostate cancer. Through community awareness and education, ManUp! will challenge men to “man up” and overcome the stigma that is associated with proactively looking after their own health as early detection not only saves lives but can also preserve the quality of life.
That all men affected by prostate cancer will have access to a prostate cancer care nurse who will coordinate the patient’s treatment and provide ongoing support.
Coordination of care has been proven to reduce the stress and anxiety often associated with a diagnosis of cancer and is thought to improve the patient’s chances of survival and quality of life.
The mission of ManUp! is to:
Raise awareness of prostate cancer
Provide advocacy, education and support services to those impacted by prostate cancer through a program of dedicated prostate care nurses
Provide resources and funding to health professionals to assist in the management of prostate cancer