Our stories

Our vision is to make sure no man dies from prostate cancer.

Thousands of men across Australia and New Zealand use Maxwell Plus because of our philosophy. Early and accurate detection through the best technology and doctors saves lives. This has been true for many of our users.

Here are their stories.  

Danny 
Tested regularly since 2012

"Early detection saved my life.
I have Maxwell Plus to thank for that."

Peter joined Maxwell Plus after an awareness session at his local police headquarters. With a family history, Peter had always kept an eye on his prostate health. However, a rising PSA was missed by his GP. His Maxwell Plus doctor and Artificial Intelligence discovered his rising PSA, and suggested Peter have further testing. An advanced blood test and an MRI indicated the presence of a highly suspicious lesion. A biopsy confirmed this lesion as an aggressive cancer and Peter needed to receive treatment quickly.

Peter’s treatment was a success, and he is now enjoying his return to health. He returned to work for his last few months before retirement after a distinguished public service career in Defense and law enforcement. Peter is a regular advocate for Men’s Health, speaking regularly to groups of men encouraging to take care of themselves and their loved ones.

Peter Jenkins

60, Police Officer, Prostate Cancer Survivor

"I'm lucky that I signed up. They caught it early and I've had a great outcome because of it."

Greg thought he would investigate Maxwell Plus even though he had been tested regularly for 20 years. After seeing Peter Jenkin’s story on Sunrise, he thought extra peace of mind couldn’t hurt. To his surprise, Maxwell Plus discovered an aggressive cancer that was missed in his previous years of testing. The early detection saved Greg’s life. Maxwell Plus doctors, assisted by the AI, determined that his slowly rising PSA and family history put him in a higher risk category. An advanced blood test and MRI confirmed the suspicions showing the presence of an aggressive cancer. Greg has recently undergone his surgery and had made a full recovery and is back to work and enjoying life on Sunshine Coast in Queensland. His early detection story shows the importance of regular testing, without the regular testing his slowly rising PSA would have been missed.

Greg Smith

58, Police Officer, Prostate Cancer Survivor

"I strongly recommend joining Maxwell Plus..."

At age 79, Ian was not surprised to find his annual PSA test was 2.7. It had been rising slowly since 2013, and conventional wisdom suggested he was more likely to die ‘with’ rather than ‘from’ prostate cancer. He did not feel comfortable with the upward trend as he had lost friends recently from the disease. At the suggestion of a CSIRO scientist in the family, Ian had a discussion with Maxwell Plus’ doctors about his situation. Being fit, active, and with a family history of longevity, it was agreed Maxwell Plus was right for him. Two weeks after enrolling, he received the news his data was concerning. His follow up tests confirmed a significant cancer. Ian’s post-treatment analysis pathology revealed his cancer, although small, was dangerous. Less than ten weeks after the operation, Ian has fully recovered and declared cancer-free. He is back to his healthy and active life on the Sunshine Coast.

Ian

79, Company Director, Prostate Cancer Survivor

Steven attended a workplace awareness session He was interested as he always found it tough to fit in doctor’s trips with his busy FIFO schedule. With no symptoms he wasn’t expecting to be at risk, however, his first test was returned high. His aggressive cancer was diagnosed in 2020, he has now fully recovered in is back to work.

“I had no symptoms. Everything seemed fine. A year or two down the track, I would’ve been gone.”

Steven

59, FIFO Worker, Prostate Cancer Survivor

Joseph read about Maxwell Plus in the paper and was identified as a high-risk patient. A 6-month follow up indicated that he was still at risk and should have an MRI. His MRI showed the presence of a suspicious lesion and the biopsy confirmed this. Joe is now recovered from his surgery, back to full health and back to work.

 

Joseph

67, Small business owner, Prostate Cancer Survivor

David joined through a corporate program, taking the opportunity to understand more about his previous results. His Maxwell Plus doctor and the AI identified his rising PSA, suggesting David have an MRI to be safe. Thankfully he did. His MRI revealed a suspicious lesion, which was confirmed as high-grade cancer upon biopsy. David is now in full health after his treatment, thankful for the early detection.

David

60, Maintenance Supervisor, Prostate Cancer Survivor