Neville’s prostate cancer crusade
Neville has terminal prostate cancer and he knows time is running out. But he’s determined to do all that he can to raise awareness about the disease.
Neville is battling prostate cancer – the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men.
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Diagnosed in early 2015, 73-year-old Neville was given just two months to live.
He underwent surgery, radiotherapy, experimental drug trials and chemotherapy to give himself as much time as possible so that he could meet his first granddaughter who was born in July 2017. Neville's next goal is to see his granddaughter's first birthday, and he hopes many after that.
In the meantime, he is working closely with Flinders Foundation to raise awareness of the importance of prostate cancer research and improved care, often stopping men in the supermarket to talk.
He and wife Chris also recently helped Flinders Foundation to raise $70,000 to purchase two new ultrasound probes for the Southern Adelaide Prostate Cancer Service. This equipment will help specialists to more accurately diagnose men with prostate cancer, and enable earlier treatment and more lives to be saved.
“I know it’s inevitable that it will take me – it might be soon, or hopefully, it might take longer. If my prostate cancer had been caught earlier, then perhaps I might have had more treatment options, a better outcome, and ultimately more time." Neville says.
“It’s too late for me but that doesn’t have to be the case for other men.”