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OF NEW ZEALAND

BLUE SEPTEMBER 2017 IS COMING SOON



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.

Sexual Health Study

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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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


Blue September Kicks Off

This year’s Blue September campaign revolves around community fundraising events called Blue Do’s with TV personality Jason Gunn fronting our ads. The idea behind a Blue Do is that it’s a fundraising social event for prostate cancer. It can be an office morning tea or after work drinks. It could be a bake sale or a fishing trip….