This month, men are reminded to get their prostate checked.
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is encouraging men all across Australia to take control and make sure they have a regular check-up with their local GP.
Every day 54 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and tragically each day 9 men don’t survive. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men and more men die each year from prostate cancer than women die from breast cancer.
Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia CEO, Professor Anthony Lowe said:
“Regular health check ups are vital in beating the disease as early detection is crucial in effectively fighting the disease. Men over the age of 50 – or 40 if they have a family history of prostate cancer – are particularly vulnerable.”
Data shows prostate cancer costs to the Australian health system are set to rise from $383 million in 2017 to over $543 million by 2025.
“If you fit the criteria make sure you get in and speak to your GP about being tested – and remind your loved ones and friends to as well,” said Professor Lowe.
Despite September (the official Prostate Cancer Awareness month) being almost over, it’s never too late to get checked, so make your appointment today. It may well save your life.