USANZ in the Media: King Charles BPH - 2 February
The world remains interested in details of King Charles's BPH. As the peak body for urological surgeons in Australia and New Zealand, this is an important opportunity for USANZ to increase awareness of prostate disease and help to explain the procedure to the public.
The USANZ media release on this subject has continued to receive significant attention. Following on from the syndicated newspaper articles and Channel Nine News story (as reported on in a previous USANZ announcement), there has been several more mentions of USANZ in the media:
- Newscorp picked up the story, with at least eleven newspaper publications running a story entitled "'King Charles effect’: Aussie prostate checks surge"
- Nine Honey ran an article on the subject of "Why Charles disclosed his health issues while Catherine didn't revealed", focusing on how the news has helped to normalise public conversation about this health issue
- Similarly, InQueensland ran an article entitled "King taking one for the team: Doctors say Charles' prostate surgery will be a lesson for others"
- Hello! Magazine focused on his treatment with articles entitled "King Charles expected to be placed on prolonged bed rest following surgery" and, more recently, "King Charles 'doing well' following prostate operation"
- Channel Nine News featured a story about the "King Charles Effect"
- Marie Claire and ten different Yahoo outlets (across Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Singapore and Malaysia) look a lifestyle approach, publishing a syndicated article entitled "Queen Camilla Visits King Charles in hospital three times in just 24 hours"
- Yahoo Style and Hello! Magazine ran an article entitled "King Charles makes announcement ahead of arriving back in London in helicopter"
In addition to this coverage, USANZ members contributed to 'explainer' articles that appeared in major Australian publications soon after Buckingham Palace first released their announcement on January 18. Professor Henry Woo spoke to ABC News while Professor Declan Murphy and Adjunct Professor Peter Heathcote (past president of USANZ) spoke at length to the Sydney Morning Herald. It's great to see our members responding so quickly to global issues that affect our field.
Some links to the articles above may require subscriptions for full access. Ongoing media coverage of this topic as the King recovers will reported in future editions of UroNews.