Sydney siege survivor John O'Brien has returned home after life-prolonging surgery to stave off aggressive prostate cancer.
The former tennis pro and coach was rocked by the diagnosis, fearing he would no longer be around to care for his ill wife and daughter who suffers from severe bipolar disorder.
A hospital in Townsville, Australia has treated its 400th patient with low dose rate brachytherapy, 10 years after its first brachytherapy patient was successfully treated for prostate cancer.
Brachytherapy, where tiny radioactive seeds are implanted into the prostate, provides a minimally invasive, targeted treatment for prostate cancer with positive outcomes for patients’ long-term survival.
Mater Hospital’s 400th patient Mr Patterson chose to have brachytherapy rather than surgical removal as he thought it offered him better quality of life, having witnessed friends suffer side effects in...