Well, we don’t think this country is doing enough for the men we love. We’re a registered not–for-profit organisation that was set-up because we’ve been down this road of prostate cancer and seen a lot of sadness and loss. It simply does not need to be this way.
ManUp was established by Brian and Jill Costello in 2010 after Brian was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer and they had difficulty finding relevant information or assistance.
Six years on and having survived the Cancer, Brian and Jill are determined to dedicate their time and resources to educating Australian men about prostate cancer and getting them into the habit of being tested every year.
Prostate cancer is not just an old man’s disease, but unfortunately not enough is being said about it to young Australian men.
ManUp!was established to provide hands-on, grassroots education and support to men (young and old).
We are dedicated to educating all men, so they are aware of prostate cancer and get into the habit of being tested annually – thereby capturing Prostate Cancer before it takes hold.
We’ re also here to raise funds for dedicated Prostate Cancer Nurses and support for men and their families who are living with Prostate Cancer.
Meet the team who keep ManUp running.
Dr Peter Swindle is a Brisbane urologist who specialises solely in prostate cancer and diseases of the prostate. His expertise lies in robotic prostatectomy and prostate brachytherapy. Dr Swindle has extensive radical prostatectomy experience of over 1,600 cases including robotic prostatectomy, open radical prostatectomy and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. He has established the Queensland Prostate Clinic in Brisbane, which functions to provide comprehensive information on the detection and treatment of prostate cancer. page