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.
Sexual Health Study – Update
Since recruitment began in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and Canada nine months ago, 694 men have enrolled in this study, 18 of which are from New Zealand! The Researchers have also started data collection for the 6-month follow-up and so far, 256 men have completed this (66% response rate).
In terms of the duration of the project, baseline recruitment will end in July 2017. We encourage men to participate in this study.
The Men and Sexual Health – Prostate Cancer study is an online survey that will take approximately 30 to 40 minutes of your time.
If you are aged over 18 years, have been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer and would like to share your experience and help other men affected, please visit www.menandprostatecancer.org
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Seeking Patient Feedback
In early September 2016, 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.
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