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 50, his optometrist suggested he see his GP and arrange a blood sugar test. Until he returned for the result, [...]

January 28th, 2020|

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 a retirement package in 2013 and now describes himself as being a self-employed and semi-retired electrician. Tony had a PSA [...]

June 26th, 2019|

Peter A’s Story

Peter is 68 years old and retired. He was employed as an engineer with Ansett Airlines, but following the collapse of Ansett Peter and his wife Sharon decided upon a major change of lifestyle. In 2003 they purchased land with a historic homestead which overlooked Lake Eppalock, near Heathcote. With a lifetime love of wine they set about establishing a [...]

November 27th, 2018|

Peter’s Story

Peter is 77 years old.
He came to Geelong to work for Target as Advertising Manager, and stayed with the Company for sixteen years. He went on to be self-employed as a graphic designer until retiring when he was 65. Early in 2015 Peter and his wife Yvonne went on a cruise, and at the time he recognised that he had [...]

March 29th, 2017|

Graham W’s Story

Graham was diagnosed with prostate cancer in March 2006 at age 59. He visited his doctor for a general check-up, but also reported increased frequency of the need to urinate. “It had been two and a half years since my previous DRE, when the gland felt ‘nice and smooth’ - that’s what she said”! A blood test showed Graham had [...]

October 25th, 2016|

John S’s Story

John is 74 years old. In 2000 he lived in Kentucky, USA completing a PhD in Cultural Anthropology. John had broken his toe; it had gone black and was not healing; he visited a doctor. That doctor ordered a range of blood tests, including John’s PSA. With a PSA of 7 he was referred to see a urologist. John hadn’t previously [...]

August 30th, 2016|

Roger’s Story

Roger is 72 years old. He retired from corporate life when he was 51. He had made a career in the retail industry, beginning on the shop floor at Coles and progressing through to Target head office as a buyer and then as a Divisional Category Buying Manager. Following his retail career, Roger was self-employed for fourteen years in his [...]

February 24th, 2016|