Cancer Information Helpline Call 0800 226 237 Email an Information nurse

I’ve been busy since recovering from prostate cancer and did an amazing canoe expedition down the Rhine River from Switzerland to Rotterdam

Russell
Russell

Prostate cancer detected early

I found out I had prostate cancer after a routine blood test. I’d been checked before and those tests came back negative.

Luckily the early detection meant 20 doses of radiation at Dunedin hospital cured the problem.

30 Year Stamp Daffodil Day RGB Screen ID 30713
30 years of Daffodil Day 30 years of Daffodil Day

I had the usual side effects like impotence and frequent number twos for a few weeks. Now I have six monthly blood tests to ensure there is no return.

I’ve been busy since recovering from prostate cancer and did an amazing canoe expedition down the Rhine River from Switzerland to Rotterdam.

I plan to complete it next year depending on COVD-19 travel restrictions to raise money for prostate research.

I also give back by giving talks to groups on the prostate cancer and encouraging people to get checked as early detection is key!

30 Stories for 30 Years

In 2020 the Cancer Society celebrated the 30th anniversary of Daffodil Day. 

ANZ CancerSociety MajorSponsor H Flat colour RGB 002

It also marked a 30 year relationship with ANZ as the Principal Sponsor of Daffodil Day. We want to thank the team at ANZ for their amazing support.

To acknowledge this we found 30+ people to tell their story. These stories talk about the generosity of everyday New Zealanders making a difference for people with cancer. They talk about the effect of cancer on people and on whānau, they talk about hope, and they talk about the work we do here at the Cancer Society.

daffodil 03

How you can help

Support the people you know, going through similar circumstances

Donate Now