Cunderdin, a country town located two hours from Perth, has been 72-year-old Alec Fissioli’s home for over 50 years. It’s the place he raised his children, and where he worked at the WA College of Agriculture-Cunderdin for 46 years before retiring in 2015.
When Alec was first diagnosed with prostate cancer after his yearly blood test came back with a PSA reading of 7, it was important to him that he could stay close to home throughout his treatment.
“An MRI found three very minute specks of tumours in the prostate. It was very very early, so I decided to act quickly and get treatment straight away. I had no idea I had cancer, it wasn’t affecting me at all,” Alec said.