An event involving pubs - something many men are fond of - has helped make what can be a daunting process for them easier.
The machine is able to measure bladder size and location, and support group co-convener Glenn Rose said it would help patients who have had treatment for prostate cancer.
"One of the things that can go wrong following surgery is urinary retention, and the bladder scanner is a quick and easy tool for assessing whether there is a real problem," he said.
"It uses ultrasound technology to take a picture of the patient's bladder and its volume and read that back to the nurse, who can then make a decision as to whether they have to re-catheterise.
"In the past they would have often re-catheterised immediately."
It's not the first machine for the hospital, but it will mean day-only unit staff will have their own and won't have to borrow one from elsewhere in the hospital.
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The Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund helped the group decide where their donation to the trust should go.
The support group's $16,000 donation to the trust included $8500 raised by the organisers of the Pub2Pub Run.
The fundraiser will take place for the fourth year on November 10, starting at Brady's Railway Hotel and ending at the Springdale Heights Tavern.
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