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.

Ivan’s Story

Ivan is 74 years old. He was born in Croatia and came to Australia in 1945. He retired aged 63 after having worked for forty years in Quality Assurance with Ford. Ivan is married and has five children and thirteen [...]

March 23rd, 2020|

David’s Story

David is 70 years old. He has now been retired for seven years having worked most recently in the hospitality industry for twenty years, and before that for twenty-five years in banking. At age 75 David’s father died from prostate [...]

February 24th, 2020|

Steve’s Story

Steve is 57 years old. He has worked in the IT industry as a computer programmer, and is semi-retired, due to ill-health. He lived in Sydney for many years and moved to Melbourne in 2017. In 2012 when he was [...]

January 28th, 2020|

John’s Story

John is 72 years old. He retired from his career in banking in 2001. During those 36 years in the banking industry he worked in rural towns throughout Victoria, as well as 6 years in Melbourne. During those years John [...]

July 28th, 2019|

Tony’s Story

Tony is 68 years old. He commenced his career as an electrician on an apprenticeship with the then Victorian Railways. Tony went on to work for Alcoa spending 13 years at Anglesea and 19 years at Point Henry. He took [...]

June 26th, 2019|

Scott’s Story

Scott is 72 years old and retired in 2012. He has an accounting degree and was a director of two Australian companies which involved a large amount of overseas travel. Since he retired he has spent a significant amount of [...]

May 13th, 2019|