Perth prostate cancer survivor creates film of hope

A Perth man who was diagnosed prostate cancer took the brave decision to turn his experience into a short film to help other men.

David Dyke describes the experience of receiving a cancer diagnosis as earth-shattering, but he was inspired to help other men by documenting his entire journey as openly as possible.

Like many men with the disease, David didn’t notice any symptoms of prostate cancer but had received regular PSA checks from his GP since he turned 50.

When his PSA score jumped up from below one to two and then four he was sent to a specialist who found a lump on his prostate.

David documents his journey wrestling with the options and facing up to potential complications like incontinence and erectile dysfunction.

With the help of a team of specialists, David prepares himself physically and mentally for the operation and embarks steadily on the road to recovery.

David now speaks at men’s support groups in WA to raise awareness of men’s health, reduce stigma around prostate cancer and help men understand their options.

You can support his work by sharing his film with others and by joining his new Facebook group – Prostate Cancer Journey.

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