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PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION
OF NEW ZEALAND

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN FOR BLUE SEPTEMBER!



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.

Breaking News

Christchurch cancer patient terminal after prostate check denied by GPs

A Christchurch man with advanced cancer was talked out of a prostate check by two GPs.

Two weeks ago, Graeme Pollard was told he has inoperable prostate cancer and it has probably spread to other parts of his body.

When Pollard turned 50 he was advised by friends to get a prostate check. The tests include a blood test for prostate specific antigen (PSA) and a digital rectal examination (DRE).

His GP told him he was low-risk and the tests were unnecessary.

Pollard asked another GP for a prostate check two years ago.

He was again told the tests were unnecessary.

Read the full story here.

Have you had a similar experience? The Prostate Cancer Foundation would like to hear from you. Please click here to leave your comments.

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