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Did You Know?
- Prostate cancer kills more Aussies each year than breast cancer or melanoma.
- A man has a 1 in 5 risk of developing prostate cancer by the age of 85.
- Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia.
- On average 55 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every day in Australia.
Find out more prostate cancer stats.
What Can You Do?
You can help by:
- Sharing with others the most common signs of prostate cancer: frequent urinating, slow flow, blood in urine or semen, pain.
- Raising prostate cancer awareness, perhaps by growing a mo in November.
- Talking to your doctor about the pros and cons of a PSA test if you’re in a risk group.
Who is at risk?
Risk factors include
- Men – only males have a prostate gland and can be affected by the disease age – 98% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer are 50 years of age or older.
- Family history – a man with a father or brother diagnosed with prostate cancer has an increase risk of developing the disease.
- Lifestyle – unhealthy diet and lack of exercise is a possible contributing factor.
Help Today: Spread Awareness
last updated: 4th July 2023