Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Ran by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia Prostate Cancer Awareness month, is a national month where the organisation aims to create greater awareness about the fight against prostate cancer.
What is Prostate Cancer?
Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that is found in the prostate region, where abnormal cells have grown to develop a tumour. Without proper treatment or early treatment, the cancer can spread to other organs and vital parts of the body, making the chances of survival much lower over time.
How Much Does This Affect Australia Men?
With over 20,000 Australian men across the nation being diagnosed, there are 3,300 individuals who die each year from their fight with prostate cancer. Each day, there are 32 Australian men who find out of their diagnosis. It has been found that overtime, more Australian men will die from prostate cancer compared to women with breast cancer.
What Can I do During The Prostate Cancer Awareness Month?
Prevention is always key. Australians are advised to have regular check ups with their health professional and seek further advice if necessarily. However, for many men, it is still a very uncomfortable topic to discuss openly.
Education and greater awareness this month through various events, forums and fundraisers have been taken place in order to create better understanding of prostate cancer and the lives that are affected by this form of cancer.