Prostate care nurse sup­ports IABT

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Prostate cancer care nurse Jo His­cock is one of only five work­ing in Queens­land, mak­ing our re­gion very lucky.

“I’m told con­tin­u­ously by the men that they don’t know how the men did it be­fore, with­out the sup­port,” Mrs His­cock says.

“We have ev­ery­thing here in Toowoomba. There’s no rea­son to go out of Toowoomba for any of their treat­ments, bar one,” she says.

The role Mrs His­cock finds her­self in is a ful­fill­ing one, help­ing men and their car­ers.

“I don’t think we should ever for­get that these men have peo­ple in their lives as well, and of­ten their car­ers are alone,” she says.

Mrs His­cock also pro­vides sup­port and ed­u­ca­tion for other nurs­ing staff, co­or­di­nates men’s care pro­grams and helps ne­go­ti­ate the health­care sys­tem in their jour­ney.

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