The Honourable Jim Lloyd, a former Howard Government Minister who served in Parliament from 1996 to 2007 was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2002. Following his own diagnosis, he is now an advisor for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA).

With a family history for the condition, Mr Lloyd values the diagnosis process that has helped so many men, not only in his family, but also all across Australia.

Mr Lloyd was joined by the CEO of PCFA Professor Jeff Dunn for the tour around a pathology laboratory in Macquarie Park, to learn about how prostate cancer is diagnosed.

Prof. Dunn says that early detection is an important part of the conversation and seeing the inside of the “engine room” of healthcare was an eye-opener. He is grateful to the pathologists of Australia, acknowledging that the advances in prostate cancer control would not have been possible without the pathology labs and their hard work.

Next month, Pathology Awareness Australia will be hosting the 3rd PSA Testing Event at Parliament House. Members of Parliament, Senators and their staffers will have the opportunity to receive a PSA test, and learn more about the role of pathology in prostate cancer diagnosis.