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|

Garry T’s Story

Garry is 61 years old, and has worked in the automotive industry throughout his working life. He began as an apprentice motor mechanic with Smiths Holden in Geelong. He has been with Ford for the past forty years, and is currently working in the field of product development. In May 2015 Garry attended his GP for an annual blood test, [...]

May 21st, 2017|

Ian’s Story

Ian is 62 years old. At the age of 57 he had his first PSA test. With a reading of 5.4, his GP arranged a referral to a urologist. A biopsy was performed and cancer was detected in five of the core samples, some with a Gleason score of 7. Not much over a month later, and after consideration of [...]

January 28th, 2015|

Paul’s Story

Paul is 61 years old. Four years ago he chose to have a PSA test. That test returned a reading of 5.2. Several weeks after the first test, Paul sought a second test and this time the reading was 5.6. Paul was referred to a urologist who recommended a biopsy. Nine core samples were taken, and six were positive. The [...]

July 26th, 2014|