Prostate News

Communication networks of men facing a diagnosis of prostate cancer

This study seeks to identify the factors that shape the communication networks of men on a prostate biopsy waiting list and find out how these factors relate to their disclosure about their changing health status. Men facing a potential diagnosis of prostate cancer are in a challenging situation; the benefits of disclosing their changing health…

Former All Black captain Buck Shelford boosts prostate health awareness

A Palmerston North cancer awareness campaign has received a boost from a well known former All Black captain. Wayne “Buck” Shelford was back on Thursday, supporting the “Team George” cancer awareness push. It’s named after Palmerston North Kia Toa rugby stalwart George Ponga, who died from prostate cancer, aged 56, on November 29.   In…

Steve Sumner – a fighter to the end

From the time of his diagnosis with advanced prostate cancer in September 2015 Steve Sumner was determined to make the most of his life, and especially to promote awareness of the number one cancer in New Zealand men.