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.

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|

Alec’s Story

Alec is 71 years old. He retired sixteen years ago following a career as a psychologist. When he was about 50 and still working Alec became concerned about the number of times he had to get up at night to [...]

April 25th, 2019|

Bill S’s Story

 Bill is 76 years old and has lived in Geelong since moving here from Shepparton more than forty years ago.
He worked as a truck driver, which also included collecting milk samples from various dairies, until retiring when he was 64. [...]

February 21st, 2019|

Victor’s Story

Victor is 75 years old, and semi-retired. He spent most of his full-time working life working as a linesman with what was once the PMG, then Telecom and now Telstra. He retired when he was 62, but has continued working [...]

January 21st, 2019|