In Australia, 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Research is the only way we can stop this terrible disease.
Right now, Australia has the highest rate of prostate cancer in the world. Each year we lose around 3,500 men – dads, mates, brothers, sons – to this brutal disease.
But together we can change the future for men with prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) funds innovative, cutting-edge research that’s continuously improving diagnostic tools, treatments and therapies for men with prostate cancer.
Research is taking us closer to a world where no man dies from prostate cancer – but to get there we urgently need your help. We are currently unable to fund 70% of the research applications that come to us.
This Christmas, in the name of a man in your life, please help fund life-saving research.
Breakthroughs in research are helping to save the lives of men like inspiring father and grandfather, Gary Smith.
Research helped develop the tools that led to Gary’s early diagnosis and developed the treatments and therapies that are keeping him alive today.
With no symptoms and no history of prostate cancer in his family, Gary was shocked to be diagnosed with the disease at just 53. He opted to have his prostate removed, but it was soon discovered the cancer had spread to an area close to his bladder.
After intensive radiotherapy treatment, Gary made a strong recovery and was soon able to get back to work driving trucks. Sadly, six years later another shock came. He was told his prostate cancer had spread to his spine. Gary was devastated.
Whilst treatments are helping men live longer, there is currently no cure for prostate cancer once it spreads to the bones. Only research can change that.
With support from his family, his prostate cancer nurse Craig and his prostate cancer support group in Mildura, Gary has come to terms with his diagnosis and has an inspiring, positive outlook.
"I'm thankful for every day that I have," says Gary. "I woke up this morning and cast a shadow. I thought "That's a pretty good start for the day.'"
For the sake of Gary, and all the men in your life, this Christmas please give a gift that will fund life-saving research and change the future for men with prostate cancer..