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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”

Latest News


Regular checks helped All Blacks legend Wayne Smith

Wayne Smith wasn’t at the New Zealand Rugby Awards last month to accept the Steinlager Salver for exceptional service to the game. Just three days before, on December 11, his prostate was removed after cancer tumours had been discovered. The 60-year-old, who left the All Blacks last year after a glittering career as a player and…

Priorities in Prostate Cancer in New Zealand

There are a number of issues and concerns the Foundation has regarding the place and priorities of prostate cancer in the New Zealand Health system. After wider consultation, the President of the Foundation, Mark von Dadelszen has written and extensive report  that has been sent to Dr David Clark, the new Minister of Health, and…