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 time working on community- related projects. He regularly had a yearly medical checkup and for around 3 years his PSA [...]

May 13th, 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. After retiring from work, Bill contacted his doctor regarding concerns he had about limited and slow urine flow. His doctor [...]

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 in the communications industry, as a casual employee. For a long time, Victor had been having annual blood checks, including [...]

January 21st, 2019|

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, as well as driving technique. He had been involved in this work for ten years, and it often took him [...]

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, supervisory and management positions. The last 2 positions were looking after national distribution and then engineering. This work took him [...]

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 before retiring two years ago. Ken had been having regular PSA and DRE checks. In January 2016 his doctor detected [...]

July 24th, 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 his church where Geelong Prostate Support Group convener Bill Rebula spoke about prostate cancer. “I got more information on that [...]

May 23rd, 2018|

Jim G’s Story

Jim is 83 years old. He retired when he was 63 after a career in mechanical design engineering. In 1972 Jim and his wife Betty left Glasgow, where he had operated a garage, to move to Geelong to work for Ford. Ten years ago Jim had a routine blood test. With an elevated PSA level Jim was referred to a [...]

February 20th, 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|

Adrian C’s Story

Adrian is 71 years old. He grew up on the Bellarine Peninsula, and completed an apprenticeship as a motor mechanic. He was employed in an agricultural machinery business before joining local government where he worked as a grader operator. Adrian left that position to set up his own business in mower, chainsaw and small engines. He ran that business for [...]

June 25th, 2017|