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BLUE SEPTEMBER IS PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH



Our Mission

To provide an environment empowering men to make informed decisions about the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

Throughout New Zealand, we offer peer support to men, and their families, who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and we actively promote awareness of this disease through community promotions, including our Blue September campaign month.

Right To Be Tested

The Prostate Cancer Foundation has taken a keen interest in cases where doctors have discouraged or refused to test men despite being tests being requested by the patient. This follows from the tragic case of Graeme Pollard who was diagnosed with inoperable prostate cancer last year after being discouraged from tests by 2 GP’s despite asking for them.

So amid all the debate about prostate PSA tests, we are encouraged to see a doctor make the argument for and support the right of men to be tested if they so wish, and then make their own informed decisions based on the information from their tests. “Dr Tom: It’s my prostate and I want it checked, thank you”

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