Wally’s Story

Wally is 74 years old. He retired five years ago from work in the demolition industry; he had been a plant operator and supervisor. When he was 56 Wally had a quadruple heart bypass operation, and following this he was required to have regular blood testing – this testing included PSA. By the age of 66 Wally’s doctor informed him [...]

October 23rd, 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|

Colin J’s Story

Colin is 68 years old and retired from work three years ago. After leaving home in Gosford NSW at the age of 22, Colin headed to Western Australia where a friend had suggested he seek out work in the rock lobster industry. Colin took that advice and gained both fishing experience and maritime qualifications leading to owning his own boat, [...]

June 28th, 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’s Story

Jim is 82 years old, and retired. He began his working life as a fitter and turner, “but I hated that,” and turned to the carpentry/building trade. He came to Geelong when he was 20 to run a milk bar and later a licensed grocery store. A move to Ballarat to run a small business also saw him meet his [...]

November 22nd, 2017|

Geoff’s Story

Geoff is 71 years old. He was born in Wedderburn, and the family moved to Geelong when he was seven years old. Originally trained as an electrician, Geoff later re-trained and went into the building industry. He had his own business as a builder for several years before moving into window furnishing, a field he remained in until retiring at [...]

September 28th, 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|

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|

Howard’s Story

Howard is 81 years old. Howard retired when he was 64; he had worked as an electrician at Alcoa in the engineering section. When he was 63 Howard reported to his GP that he was having problems with urinary frequency. He was referred to a urologist who advised him to have a TURP (Trans Urethral Resection of the Prostate) or [...]

April 27th, 2016|