Prostate cancer is tough – it’s even tougher when you’re on the land. 

In fact, men living in regional Australia are up to 21% more likely to die of prostate cancer than men in metropolitan areas.

Men in regional Australia often put their livelihoods first and their health second. They’re less likely to visit their doctor for a check-up and they present later so they’re more likely to be diagnosed with advanced disease.

For sheep grazier Geoff, the farm has always come first and his health has been neglected.

When Geoff was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, he didn’t know where to turn to for help. Not having access to a specialist nurse meant he and Sharon had no choice but to go it alone.

That’s where our specialist nurses can help. Christine, a Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse in regional Australia, knows just how important it is to be there to listen and provide informed advice when it’s needed most. 

 “Many diagnosed men don’t tell anyone they have prostate cancer and aren’t aware of the treatment options available to them. Once they have more information, they’re more positive, confident and tend to have better outcomes from their treatment.” Christine says.

Specialist nurses like Christine are expertly trained and bring a comforting, human element to all stages of a patient’s cancer journey – diagnosis, treatment and follow up care. They understand the fear, grief and isolation so often felt by men out on the land.

We urgently need your help to fund more Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses in regional Australia.

Your life-changing gift will ensure men on the land like Geoff get the support they need so they don’t have to face prostate cancer alone. Thank you.

Click above to hear more about Geoff's prostate cancer journey.