Eddy Williams is standing up for prostate cancer in Maitland

READY TO HELP: Eddy Williams has battled prostate cancer twice and wants to help stop other men from battling the deadly disease. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

READY TO HELP: Eddy Williams has battled prostate cancer twice and wants to help stop other men from battling the deadly disease. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Prostate cancer survivor Eddy Williams wants to warn other men about the deadly disease.

The East Maitland man says the city’s men aren’t forthcoming when it comes to their health – and they need to be if they want to avoid a prostate cancer diagnosis. He wants to start a prostate cancer support group in Maitland and is calling for men to come forward and help make it happen. 

“It’s degrading for men … what we’re trying to do is make sure they become aware of the dangers of prostate cancer,” he said. 

“We could have a barbecue to make sure they do and have their PSA test – things that they don’t want to do, but if they don’t do it it could be too late and they might not survive.”

Mr Williams moved to the city from Cootamundra where he helped start a group there. He became invested in warning men after he was diagnosed with the disease in 2012 and again in 2014.

He is now in remission. 

Anyone interested in the group can phone Eddy on 0400947419

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