PERSONAL STORIES

Many men have been through the fear, anxiety, discomfort and inconvenience associated with prostate cancer and its treatment. On the positive side, there are many men who have been cured of prostate cancer and there are treatments that enable others to enjoy an active and satisfying life.

Here we present some stories about men and their partners in our group who have been affected by prostate cancer. You may benefit from the observations, views and insights that these men have expressed.

Ken’s Story

Ken is 77 years old. He is a boilermaker by trade, has been an engineering workshop foreman and has owned his own engineering business. He spent 14 years doing fly in-fly out work in mines throughout Australia and New Zealand [...]

July 24th, 2018|

Colin J’s Story

Colin is 68 years old and retired from work three years ago. After leaving home in Gosford NSW at the age of 22, Colin headed to Western Australia where a friend had suggested he seek out work in the rock [...]

June 28th, 2018|

Des’s Story

Des is 78 years old. Before his retirement Des was employed as Engineering Manager at Pilkington Automotive Safety Glass, North Geelong. In October 2008, aged 69 years, unaware that he had prostate cancer, Des attended a men’s breakfast meeting at [...]

May 23rd, 2018|

Jonathon’s Story

Jonathan is 63 years old. He is now retired, having been self-employed for the past 24 years in the field of computer maintenance and software development. Jonathan had been having blood tests every two years, and at age 60 one [...]

May 2nd, 2018|

Roger S’s Story

Roger is 75 years old. He retired from careers in engineering and, more recently, banking when he was 67. Since he was 45, Roger has been having annual blood testing checks, including PSA. At age 69 Roger’s GP noticed that [...]

March 26th, 2018|

Jim G’s Story

Jim is 83 years old. He retired when he was 63 after a career in mechanical design engineering. In 1972 Jim and his wife Betty left Glasgow, where he had operated a garage, to move to Geelong to work for [...]

February 20th, 2018|