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.

Lynton’s Story

Lynton is 64 years old. He retired three years ago from work as a ‘road trainer’. Lynton worked for a road transport and logistics company which provided training for truck drivers - travelling with them - to enhance workplace knowledge, [...]

September 24th, 2018|

Frank T’s Story

Frank is 75 years old. He was born in Geelong and qualified as a chemist. He retired in 2000. He had a career working for Mobil Oil. He started as a bench chemist then worked in a range of technical, [...]

August 29th, 2018|

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|