Roger S’s Story

Roger is 75 years old. He retired from careers in engineering and, more recently, banking when he was 67. Since he was 45, Roger has been having annual blood testing checks, including PSA. At age 69 Roger’s GP noticed that his PSA had doubled in the last twelve months, and he was referred to a urologist. Roger had experienced no [...]

March 26th, 2018|

Peter’s Story

Peter is 75 years old; he retired ten years ago from a long career in surveying. After fifty years of living and working in Far North Queensland, Peter and his wife Ivy made the move from Townsville to Geelong in 2012. Coming to Geelong ‘provided us an opportunity to be closer to some members of the family who were already [...]

October 25th, 2017|

Garry’s Story

Garry is 65 years old. He spent around thirty years working for the Australian Government in the field of trade and industry economics. For twenty-five of those years Garry lived in Canberra, augmented by periods residing in Melbourne and London.
 Garry retired from the public service in 2006, and has since started his own consulting practice as a business and [...]

April 26th, 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|

Bob’s Story

Bob is 77 years old. He retired from the RAAF in the late 70’s, and became self-employed owning a driving school with several employees in Canberra. Bob came to Melbourne and worked as a Customer Service representative with Telstra. Following that he worked at the Northcote RSL as a barman and cellarman. Eleven years ago, Bob retired from the [...]

March 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|

John P’s Story

Most of the members of the Geelong Prostate Support Group have or have had prostate cancer. Our Group exists to support men who have any concerns about their prostate, not cancer alone. John is 75 years old. He is retired, but had worked for Telstra as a radio technician. When he was 70 he became concerned at the number of [...]

January 29th, 2016|

Colin’s Story

Colin is 68 years old. For a number of years he had not been feeling well, affected by chronic fatigue. When he turned 60, Colin did what many of his friends were doing and went to his doctor for a full medical check-up. He was particularly keen to get a resolution to the chronic fatigue. The blood tests that were [...]

September 24th, 2015|

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|

Steve’s Story

Steve is 63 years old. Two years ago a PSA check revealed an extreme reading of 1700. At the same time Steve reported significant back pain to his doctor. Steve was referred to a urologist. The urologist judged that Steve’s back pain was the result of prostate cancer having spread to the upper back. He was immediately prescribed Firmagon. Within [...]

June 26th, 2014|