About LVPSG

One of our main aims was to, as our Patron Ambassador David Parkin said, support each other and make sure we keep getting our check-ups and encouraging other men to do the same. Also, our group can support men and their partners / families through this difficult time.

Mission Statement

To welcome all men, partners and families at this time of distress, providing support and information in helping them through this period.

Membership

Our membership is at no cost. We welcome all men, their partners and other members of their family. Some men have prostate issues, not prostate cancer & they are welcome too.

Further

Contact the Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse at LaTrobe Valley Hospital. She can have a talk and discuss options. Leanne Prosser Ph. 03 51738500

Encouragement

One of our main aims is to encourage the Men of the Valley and Gippsland to be aware of the dangers of Prostate Cancer. Often there are very few symptoms, especially from 50 years onwards. We encourage men to have check-ups and blood tests for a range of health problems that men can be prone to. Nearly all men's health problems if caught early can be treated very successfully with good outcomes.

Positive signs

Ten years ago, the Latrobe Valley had the highest death rate in Australia to Prostate Cancer. We are now rated at 6 or 7th in Australia. We hope we can continue to drive this statistic down. Also, the treatments now available to patients with Prostate Cancer have improved out of sight, but still nearly 70 men die in the Valley each year from this disease, so there is still plenty of room for improvement.