Improving cancer outcomes of Chinese Speaking Prostate Cancer Patients

Media Release

12 MAY 2022        


Improving cancer outcomes of Chinese Speaking Prostate Cancer Patients

With funding from Cancer Institute NSW’s ‘Innovations in Cancer Control Grants’, CanRevive will implement an awareness project, which aims to improve the recovery process for Chinese male prostate cancer patients, through a culturally and linguistically appropriate community initiative.

CanRevive,said “We know from our organisation’s interactions with male cancer patients that there are many misconceptions relating to mid-life health issues, such as abnormal urination, hypertension, diabetes and prostate cancer.

These can cause psychological distress to the patients, and some may even miss the opportunities of early diagnosis and treatment.”

The project will be delivered through a strategic partnership with Australasian Medical Services Coalition (AMSC), with the support of Chris O’ Brien Lifehouse and local stakeholders. The outcomes of the project will provide evidence and strategies to enhance community engagement as well as cancer service provision.

CanRevive has invited Specialist GP Professor Danforn Lim to deliver a talk later this month about the common mid-life health problems for men, as well as their prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Participants will be invited to complete a health survey at the end of the session.  Details of the public information session is as follows:


Public Information Session: Challenges for Men’s Mid-life Health

Date: 28-5-2022 (Saturday)

Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm

Venue: Chatswood Church of Christ – 365 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067.

Guest Speaker: Specialist GP Professor Danforn Lim

Language: Cantonese & Mandarin (Interpreting Service available)

Fee: Free Admission (priority given to male participants from North Shore as seats are limited)


(1) Information Session (The Common Health Issues for Middle-Aged Men – Prevention, Diagnosis & Early Intervention)

(2) Information Stalls

Enquiry & Registration: Participants must register before the event.

CanRevive Sydney Head Office Tel: (02) 9212 7789

CanRevive Northern Sydney Centre Tel: 0401 052 599

Cancer Institute NSW’s ‘Innovations in Cancer Control Grant’ Program provides funding to organisations working in cancer, health and other related services with a focus on better cancer outcomes. The objective is to undertake programs that have the potential to be included in the health system and to exist past the funding period.



CanRevive Inc. is a Sydney-based not for profit organisation established in 1995 by two cancer survivors and one carer to support Chinese speaking people through their cancer journey. Its aim is to help minimise the impact of cancer on patients and their families by providing information and emotional support to cater for their cultural and linguistic needs.

Visit to find out more about programs and services.

Media Contact: Victor Yeung JP, Office and Events Manager (02) 9139 3237