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John’s Story

John would like to share his story to promote prostate cancer awareness and to strongly urge all men 40 and over, to get a PSA blood test every 12 months. John believes that if you do this and you are diagnosed with prostate cancer later in life, you should catch it early, and have the [...]

By |2017-05-09T23:13:27+00:00May 9th, 2017|Personal Stories|0 Comments

Dragons Abreast – Darling Harbour Saturday 24th October 2015

Our Group members had fun on Saturday paddling in this years event at Cockle Bay. Finishing fifth by only 0.13 of a second! Considering having a crew of only 16 paddlers (normally 20) a result to be proud of. Well done team!  For general info on the event check this link...2015 Dragons Abreast Darling Harbour [...]

By |2015-10-29T05:47:54+00:00October 29th, 2015|General News, NBMCSG Events|0 Comments


September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Penrith’s two Men's Sheds will be working “Shoulder to Shoulder” for the awareness of Prostate Cancer with the Nepean / Blue Mountains Prostate Cancer Support Group, in our local areas. The Nepean and Penrith Community Men's Sheds and the Nepean / Blue Mountains Prostate Cancer Support Group will be, thanks to the support [...]

By |2015-08-21T00:21:56+00:00August 21st, 2015|General News, NBMCSG Events|0 Comments

The Hawkesbury Model & Hobby Show -2016 Dates to be advised

Following on our Groups commitment to be visible in putting out the "message" on Prostate Cancer, by enhancing and supporting the general public's knowledge, we again had a stand at this years Hawkesbury Hobby & Model Show. The response proved the value in our involvement, with many requests for info from both family members and the men [...]

By |2016-11-08T00:18:19+00:00July 14th, 2015|General News, NBMCSG Events|0 Comments

Relay for Life … 2015

Held on the weekend 16th and 17th may 2015 at Penrith Howell Oval the Cancer Council of NSW  had tremendous support at this years Relay for Life event. Over 1,600 walkers in 135 teams enjoyed the fun. Our Prostate Cancer Support Group had two teams entered and we successfully raised over $3,300 going to much needed [...]

By |2016-11-08T00:18:19+00:00May 27th, 2015|NBMCSG Events|0 Comments

New procedure that helps men minimize incontinence after prostatectomy

Urologic surgeons have devised a new procedure that helps men minimize incontinence after prostatectomy. It adds only a few minutes to standard robotic prostatectomy. "Modifying existing tissues, our technique added only a few minutes to standard robotic prostatectomy, yet attained a 95 percent continence rate among patients 16 weeks after their surgeries," explains lead researcher [...]

By |2015-05-28T00:10:46+00:00April 17th, 2015|Medical|0 Comments

My Journey through Prostate Cancer – by Eric

My diagnosis early in 2002 I had just turned 65 at the time. I had decided to see my GP because my younger brother had suspicious symptoms with his prostate (which was later cleared) I had no symptoms, I had very little idea of what a prostate was or where it was located or what [...]

By |2016-11-08T00:18:19+00:00March 10th, 2015|Member Stories|0 Comments

Draft clinical practice guidelines for PSA testing released at World Cancer Congress

2014 World Cancer Congress. Melbourne, Australia: Leading Australian cancer agencies are seeking community and professional input into draft clinical practice guidelines aimed at maximising the benefits and minimising the harms of use of the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test for prostate cancer. Released today for public consultation, the Australian draft guidelines have been developed by [...]

By |2015-01-30T03:47:48+00:00January 30th, 2015|General News|0 Comments

Prostate cancer now number one in Australia and rising

Adam Cresswell, The Australian Prostate cancer has overtaken colorectal cancer to become the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in Australia. And figures show that the numbers of new prostate cancer cases are rising far faster than expected. A report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, to be released today, says that in contrast to [...]

By |2015-03-16T01:30:57+00:00January 10th, 2015|Medical|0 Comments

Ginseng and flaxseed may have beneficial results in cancer treatment

Mathew Denholm, The Australian US research into alternative medicines suggests flaxseed slows the growth of prostate tumours and ginseng helps relieve the fatigue of cancer patients. The studies reflect doctors' efforts to explore the risks and benefits of foods and supplements that are routinely taken by their patients with little scientific proof they help. Americans [...]

By |2015-03-16T01:30:08+00:00December 20th, 2014|Medical|0 Comments