Ask the Experts: Tackling the Urinary Challenges of Prostate Cancer

Please join Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia for a free, online webcast.


Wednesday, May 6, 2020

What Time?

07:00 PM AEST - 08:00 PM AEST



For many men, urinary side effects after prostate cancer treatment can be challenging.

This webcast will explain the causes of urinary issues and examine a range of treatments to help overcome common side effects such as leaking and difficulty emptying.

With over 100 years of combined experience, our panel comprises Australia’s leading experts in the field.

They’ll share the wisdom gained from working one-on-one with Australian men and discuss emerging prospects for helping to overcome incontinence.

SBS journalist Ricard Goncalves will take questions from you and others in the online audience, delivering an insightful conversation geared to give you and other men practical solutions.

Subject matter

  • Common side effects and causes
  • Strategies for overcoming discomfort
  • Managing leaks and choosing the right treatment for you
  • Seeking support and affording access to care
  • Knowing who to go to and where to turn

Proudly presented by Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia with thanks to the support of Astellas.

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About the Host

Ricardo Goncalves

Ricardo Goncalves is a presenter, and finance editor for SBS World News and fronts Small Business Secrets. He has covered news globally, filing stories from the Middle East, LA and New York’s Ground Zero. He started his television career in 1998, as a regional reporter at WIN News Wollongong and has appeared on Today Tonight Sydney, Seven News Sydney, Sunrise, Nine News Melbourne, Sky News and Sky News Business.

His most memorable pieces of work include interviews with Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva and Virgin’s Sir Richard Branson. He’s a keen public speaker, holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Economics, and has a Portuguese background.

About the Panel

Dr Jane Crowe | General Practitioner

Jane Crowe has worked as a GP in suburban Melbourne for over 30 years and is a casual lecturer at the University of Melbourne. In 2011 she started working as a prostate cancer GP as well.  She currently works at the Australian Prostate Centre in North Melbourne which is a multidisciplinary clinic for men with prostate cancer. In this role, she sees men on Androgen Deprivation Therapy or ADT.  Jane maintains a clinical role which entails monitoring and counseling men and their partners and the effects of the ADT. She puts their cancer into perspective and in the context of any co-morbid conditions and their psychological situations. Furthermore, she also participates in a multidisciplinary team meeting. Jane is passionate about facilitating holistic and optimal care for the man living with prostate cancer.

Dr Peter Heathcote | Urologist


Dr Heathcote is a Urologic Surgeon with a special interest in cancer of the prostate. He was born and raised  in Brisbane and completed his medical degree  at the University of Queensland. After completing his intern year at Cairns Hospital, he then worked rurally at Longreach hospital in western Queensland before starting general surgical and urology training in Townsville, then Brisbane. After completing urological specialty training, Dr Heathcote spent time in Cardiff, United Kingdom and Toronto, Canada. Dr Heathcote is an Adjunct Professor at the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre Queensland (APCRC-Q) School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health at the Queensland University of Technology. With his colleagues at Brisbane Urology Clinic, he was able to establish the first robotic prostatectomy program in Queensland after training in the United States of America. Dr Heathcote has published many scientific papers on prostate cancer and the effects on quality of life in Australian men.

Thomas Harris | Continence Physiotherapist

Tom is a motivated and passionate Men's Health Physiotherapist, currently working at Target Physio, while also being the curator at He graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Exercise and a Master of Physiotherapy. Whilst at University, his passion for Men's Health was born, during a lecture where he was made aware of just how little he understood about male incontinence, prostate cancer and erectile function. Tom decided to go and learn as much as he could from those currently working in the field. He currently works closely with a number of urologists, where they contribute knowledge together to get the best outcomes for their patients. This lack of education and knowledge regarding the role of physiotherapy in the men's health field, was the inspiration for his website, Launched in 2018, he plans to use this website to provide the most up to date education and research for all men with issues below the belt. In 2019 he presented a short review on the role of physical activity in penile rehabilitation at the Australian Physiotherapy Conference.

Kerry Santoro | PCFA Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse

Kerry has been a registered nurse for 24 years, working in both private and public clinical settings. She currently works at Southern Adelaide Local Health Network as the Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse, within the urology unit. She has completed a Masters of Nursing Science, and post graduate studies in urological and continence nursing. Kerry is actively involved in the Australian and New Zealand Urological Nurses Society, having presented and convened at past national conferences and is a past state president and current state representative.