Real Stories


Tim Gaze Rose Tattoo

A Wife's Tale

Prostate Cancer

My darling husband Tim was almost given a death sentence - 'You have prostate cancer'. Until further tests results came back we were suspended in fear: we didn't know which cards fate would deal us we tried our best to smile through our tears.

Ian Tanner Prostate CancerIan's Story

Prostate Cancer

"I decided to go to the doctor and have a check-up after our financial planner suggested I should cancel a life insurance policy. I agreed but first decided to go and get a full round of medical checks to make sure everything was ok."

Ian Tanner is no stranger to cancer having lost his dad to bowel cancer, and also a brother in law and sister to law to cancer.However, when Ian was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in 2015 at the age of 61 it came as a bit of a shock as he had been leading a very fit and active lifestyle.

Mark's Story

Prostate Cancer

"I view prostate cancer as a tiger I'm living with in a very confined space that I've got to learn to live and deal with. It's there and it's always going to be there, I can either learn to live with it or I can let it defeat me."

Mark Smith, 58 was diagnosed with prostate cancer 7 years ago and has been keeping the tiger at bay ever since.