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PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION
OF NEW ZEALAND

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”

Calling prostate cancer patients to help with a study

Doctoral study on stress management in cancer patients. I am a Clinical Psychologist in Auckland and have developed stress management groups for the last 20 years. Currently, I am seeking 30 participants who have a cancer diagnosis and experience some stress.

More information is listed below, please click on the links provided and contact Trish if you wish to participate, Telephone 021620044.

Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DealingwithStressCP/

https://lavenirnz.wixsite.com/website

Latest News


Media Release: Prostate cancer conference to look at in consistent diagnosis and treatment

Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ (PCFNZ) is calling for a more streamlined approach to deal with inconsistencies and disparities around the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer nationwide. At its next annual conference in May, the line-up of speakers has been selected specifically to generate insights and forge meaningful discussions for future management strategies. PCF National…

Ministry of Health launches new Prostate Cancer website

The Ministry of Health has launched kupe.net.nz, a website aimed at helping men understand why getting tested is important, and to provide information about the disease. Here’s a short video about it. We encourage you to visit Kupe. [Image source: Ministry of Health www.kupe.net.nz]