Prostate News

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.

Simple check could save lives, Auckland prostate cancer survivor says

Reluctance and fear is holding men back from having life-saving tests, according to prostate cancer survivor Kevin Brailey. The North Shore insurance brokerage owner wants to raise awareness about prostate cancer and encourage more men to get checked. Brailey, who is in his 60s, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012. He credits his GP…