About Latrobe Valley Prostate Support Group
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 and families through this difficult time.
Our Mission Statement
To welcome all men, partners and families at this time of distress, providing support and information to help them through this period.
We do not charge a fee for membership. We welcome all men, their partners and other members of their family. Some men have prostate issues – not prostate cancer – they are welcome too.
One of our main aims is to encourage men of the Valley and Gippsland to be aware of the dangers of prostate cancer. Often there are very few symptoms, especially from the age of 50 onwards. We encourage men to have check-ups and blood tests for a range of health issues that men can be prone to. Nearly all men’s health problems, if caught early, can be treated very successfully, with good outcomes.
Ten years ago, the Latrobe Valley had the highest death rate in Australia from prostate cancer. We are now rated at 6th or 7th in Australia. We hope we can continue to drive this statistic down.