Bruce Fordyce takes the test for prostate cancer

Even guys who win the Comrades Marathon 9 times can get prostate cancer. That’s why Bruce Fordyce takes the test. He knows that prostate cancer that is  detected in the early stages is potentially curable. Check out the prostate cancer screening article in our information section to find out when you should start taking the test.

 

 

Join one of our online support groups

A  diagnosis of prostate cancer can be scary and it’s good to know that you’re not alone.

If you feel that you would like to connect with other men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and who have undergone the same treatment that you have been scheduled for, then you are welcome to join one of our e-mail support groups.

Our prostatectomy support group
This is for men who are about to undergo a radical prostatectomy or have undergone a prostatectomy.

Our brachytherapy support group
This is for men who are about to undergo brachytherapy  or have undergone brachytherapy

The purpose of these support groups is not to replace the advice from your doctor or other healthcare professionals. We are here to:

Seek and offer support

Ask questions

Share information

Share personal stories and experiences of prostate cancer

To join one of these support groups please e-mail: ceo@prostate-ca.co.za

 

Dr Michael Mol takes the test for prostate cancer

Dr Michael Mol is a Medical doctor so he knows how important it is to take the test every year for prostate cancer.

Men with a family history of prostate cancer should start screening at the age of 40.

So don’t wait ’til it’s too late.

Take the test!

Columnist, Solly Moeng is glad that he took the test

Columnist, Solly Moeng is one of those men who is diligent about going for his annual health checks. His annual check-ups include a PSA test. Solly describes how this led to the early detection of prostate cancer. Thankfully, early treatment with a robotic assisted prostatectomy has been successful and Solly is now cancer free.

South Africa’s top urologists are taking the test!

Find out why one of South Africa’s top urologists, Dr Lance Coetzee, takes the test for prostate cancer every year.

Celebrities are taking the test for prostate cancer!

Find out why Barry Hilton takes the test every year.

 

Thanks to all of you who went the extra mile to organise a Suit Up activity!

Adam Sacks from Cape Town, ropped in the guys from the Plodders and Potters Running group and they did a run and a great fundraising job!

Thanks gents, much appreciated.

 

 

Congrats to Prof Ahmed Adam!

Congratulations to Prof Ahmed Adam who is one of the members of our Medical & Scientific Advisory Board on his appointment to the position of the Clinical Head of Urology Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH). This includes the urology departments at Helen Joseph Hospital & Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation looks forward to supporting him in his new role.

Thanks to those brave swimmers who “Suited Up” for a swim for our Virtual Charity Challenge!

 

Thanks to biokiniticist Daniel Mark Botha for braving the choppy waters of Emmarentia dam for a swim for of virtual charity challenge.

Thanks to Iain Johnston, our Patient Affairs Board Chairman who suited up for a swim for our virtual charity challenge.

 

Thanks to all the runners who supported our virtual charity challenge

This was the first year that we created an activity based Suit Up September Virtual challenge and it’s been great to see so many people getting involved. Participants have been able to choose an activity that suits them which broadens the involvement of athletes from different disciplines. Thanks for the support folks, we love the dedication and creativity!