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
“That was an awesome talk and I know everyone got a lot out of it. Most lads from our team learnt something. Just passing on my appreciation. I have booked in for a PSA at 8am tomorrow when I get home. Good stuff.”
“I just want to share with everyone what a great presentation we had yesterday with the MAN up team about prostate cancer. It was really well received by the Ops team and the spotless Teams. The presenters were fantastic.
I believe this would be a great presentation for every team member for both SHELL and Spotless.
Being a prostate cancer survivor at 47 years of age I hope that I can encourage everyone in your teams / villages / offices to contact MANUP and take this presentation to all of our teams as early detection saved my life and I am so lucky!”
“This morning you presented to C Crew at Glencore’s Clermont Open Cut mine. As the safety rep for the haulage team I would like to extend you a very big THANK YOU.
Your presentation was by far one of the best we have ever had here on site being very informative, down to earth and able to really connect with all crew members. For any presentation to keep the crew talking about the topic all day, especially this topic, is no small feat.”
“I’d like to say thank you very much for your recent visit to Burdekin Shire Council staff. I have had so much positive feedback from staff, with some saying they have made and attended appointments, along with others following up on their scores.”
“I just wanted to let you know that the presentation about prostate cancer was greatly appreciated. The presentation dismissed a lot of myths about the disease and highlighted the important things like the PSA test, getting it done every year and creating a baseline to compare your score. It was a very worthwhile presentation”