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 excercise is a possible contributing factor.
Help Today: Spread Awareness
last updated: 1 November 2013