Ivan’s Story

Ivan is 74 years old. He was born in Croatia and came to Australia in 1945. He retired aged 63 after having worked for forty years in Quality Assurance with Ford. Ivan is married and has five children and thirteen grandchildren, all in Geelong. In 2013 Ivan’s doctor undertook a routine blood test, and his PSA was 4.17. Further blood [...]

March 23rd, 2020|

David’s Story

David is 70 years old. He has now been retired for seven years having worked most recently in the hospitality industry for twenty years, and before that for twenty-five years in banking. At age 75 David’s father died from prostate cancer. Aware of the very strong genetic links to prostate cancer within families David initiated PSA testing from age 50. [...]

February 24th, 2020|

Alec’s Story

Alec is 71 years old. He retired sixteen years ago following a career as a psychologist. When he was about 50 and still working Alec became concerned about the number of times he had to get up at night to urinate. This was impacting on his sleep and work. He saw his doctor who referred him to a urologist. The [...]

April 25th, 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|

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|

Jonathon’s Story

Jonathan is 63 years old. He is now retired, having been self-employed for the past 24 years in the field of computer maintenance and software development. Jonathan had been having blood tests every two years, and at age 60 one of those regular tests indicated a PSA of 6.9. Three months later another test showed that his PSA had risen [...]

May 2nd, 2018|

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|

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|

David S’s Story

David is 66 years old; he retired four years ago from a career in consulting engineering. He was born in far North Queensland at Mt Mulligan (only white person born there), and moved to Geelong in the 70’s to study. It was here he met local girl Jan, got married and they have been here ever since. At age 60 [...]

January 22nd, 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|