Prostate News

PCFNZ and Coronavirus

Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ places the utmost priority on the health and safety of its family – staff, board, members, support coordinators, volunteers and everyone attending our support group meetings, events and other public activities. We are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation in New Zealand and following the Ministry of Health’s advice. At this stage…

TENA and PCFNZ unite to help NZ men tackle incontinence

Incontinence. It’s one of the most common, but highly stigmatised, health concerns among New Zealand men and now the focus of a new partnership between TENA, leaders in incontinence products, and Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand (PCFNZ). The new, three-year partnership between TENA and PCFNZ will provide tangible support to those inflicted with incontinence…

Tributes flow for Thingee puppeteer Alan Henderson

Alan’s two-year journey of hope ended on Saturday 15th February and we join with many around New Zealand in expressing our condolences to his family, friends and all those whose lives have been enriched by his presence. Close friend and colleague, and PCFNZ Ambassador, Jason Gunn has on behalf of Alan taken the opportunity to…

Prostate Cancer Overdiagnosis: a New Zealand perspective

A recent study published in Australia claimed that 42% of prostate cancers diagnosed between 1982 and 2012 were actually “over diagnosed” and did not need to be treated. However, this does not reflect the current reality for men facing a prostate cancer diagnosis in New Zealand. Such a diagnosis is a terrifying experience for an…