John L’s Story

John is 69 years old. He was working for BHP from 1994 to 1998 as a technical expert on road and rail transport, and based in Melbourne. After leaving BHP John set up his own consultancy business, specializing in the areas of road, agricultural and industrial safety. This can involve up to 70 hours of work a week. John has [...]

May 22nd, 2016|

Hamish’s Story

Hamish is 74 years old. In February 2011 following various tests and an x-ray, he was diagnosed with kidney stones. A year later in February 2012 at a post-operative consultation Hamish’ urologist advised him to have a PSA test, and the PSA score was 9. A later biopsy showed cancer in many of the samples, with a Gleason score of [...]

August 22nd, 2015|

Ron E’s Story

Ron will be 74 in September. After retiring at the age of 67, a general health check-up which included blood tests revealed an elevated PSA of 17.1. Biopsy tests later revealed 10 of the 12 samples were positive, with a Gleason score of 7. A radical prostatectomy was advised as soon as possible At this point Ron felt that he [...]

August 25th, 2014|

John L’s Story

John is 82 years old, and has no previous family history of prostate cancer. As a matter of course he began annual PSA blood tests many years ago; results showed no cause for concern. However, ten years ago his annual test result showed a doubling of his PSA. John’s doctor referred him on to a urologist, and a biopsy was performed. [...]

May 26th, 2014|

Nev’s Story

Nev is 74 years old. He had his first PSA test when he was 60, and with a PSA reading below 4, there was no concern. A couple of years ago Nev rode his 1918 veteran Indian Powerplus single motorbike across Australia from Perth to Sydney. He was participating in a prostate and breast cancer awareness event. He finds [...]

March 30th, 2014|