Time to help men

The Sunday Times - - YOUR SAY WA - B MOL­LOY Rockingham

I watched the cov­er­age and suc­cess of the Jane Mc­Grath Foun­da­tion Pink Day and the Prime Min­is­ter’s do­na­tion of $27 mil­lion to as­sist it in pro­vid­ing a fur­ther 27 spe­cial­ist nurses to help women to man­age and re­cover from their dis­ease.

I was di­ag­nosed with prostate can­cer and un­der­went a rad­i­cal prosta­te­c­tomy. Three years later (the can­cer) re­turned and I re­ceived five weeks of ra­di­a­tion. Four years later it was in my left breast and I was given two weeks ra­di­a­tion.

Fol­low­ing that I be­came quite ill and it took 12 months to re­cover. In all that time I never re­ceived any help, ad­vice, coun­selling or as­sis­tance to man­age my prob­lems.

It’s time men also re­ceived sim­i­lar cov­er­age to man­age their as­so­ci­ated prob­lems with prostate can­cer. In the end, my prob­lems cost me my mar­riage of 23 years.

Our bat­tle of the air­waves re­port from last week.

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