Prostate Cancer Support Group
Establishing the Kusuma Trust Prostate Cancer Clinic in Gibraltar
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Diagnosing and treating it at an early stage save lives. Gibraltar’s Prostate Cancer Support Group has been working tirelessly to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms, encouraging men to talk to their doctor if they have any concerns.
In 2014, the group worked with the Gibraltar Health Authority to establish a prostate cancer clinic at St Bernard’s Hospital. The Kusuma Trust was pleased to be able to fund state-of-the-art equipment needed for advanced check-ups. A high-resolution telescope allows doctors to diagnose patients and operate on them using the monitor and the excellent lighting and camera system.
- Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men.
- Our grant of £70,000 paid for imaging equipment for the prostate cancer clinic at St Bernard’s Hospital in Gibraltar.
- The Gibraltar Prostate Support Group worked with the Gibraltar Health Authority to establish the clinic. The group continues to run campaigns and educate the public on prostate cancer.
The new clinic also features an ultrasound machine, which determines exactly where to carry out a biopsy. ‘This allows for a greater precision in surgery,’ said Andrew Sene, a consultant and Urologist at the St. Bernard’s Hospital.
The clinic will be for men who’ve been newly diagnosed and follow up appointments after treatment – even if the treatment itself was received outside of Gibraltar.
“We can say without a shadow of doubt that the the Kusuma Prostate Cancer Clinic and urology services provided within have been a game changer for the Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) and residents of Gibraltar,” said Derek Ghio, President of the Prostate Cancer Support Group. “Not only are they now getting the best possible care provided by the GHA, they are also provided with the newest and most comfortable equipment.”
“We would like to give a big thank you to Kusuma Trust Gibraltar for their generous funding of the equipment for the clinic, for their continued belief in our quest and especially for their perseverance and support. We also thank the Minister for Health, Dr John Cortes for his patience throughout the whole negotiating process and his collaboration in making this project a reality.”John Diaz, Chair, Prostate Cancer Support Group