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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”

Latest News


Team ENZED Abarth Racing For Prostate Cancer Awareness

In June last year, the best known Kiwi tarmac rally team, Team ENZED Abarth, received some life-changing news. “I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer “ said team owner Mike Lowe “but thankfully due to my regular blood tests for PSA, it was discovered early. This allowed for immediate intervention and now I can happily say…

Give prostate cancer the finger! (in 8 languages)

The statistics: It’s Blue September – Prostate Cancer awareness month. One man every three hours will be diagnosed with prostate cancer; that’s eight every day and 3000 every year. 600 men will die annually from what is the number one male cancer in this country. The message of the campaign is that early detection saves lives…