Check Your Prostate This September

Check Your Prostate This September

By Erin Archer

 

As Prostate Cancer Awareness Month gets underway this September, men throughout the Central West have been urged to make sure they are getting regular check ups with their local general practitioner.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is a broad based community organisation and the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia, and are dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families.

The PCFA has asked those in local communities, like those in the Central West, to get involved in helping raise awareness, and the much needed funds to help in the fight against prostate cancer, which is the most common cancer in Australia, with 20,000 men diagnosed and close to 3,300 deaths each year.

Anthony Lowe is the Chief Executive of the PCFA, and he said early detection is the key when it comes to fighting prostate cancer, and therefore improving awareness around the disease is vital.

Anyone looking to get involved in Prostate Cancer Awareness Month can find more information at www.prostate.org.au or phone 1800 22 00 99.

Those in the Central West can also help by signing up to host a ‘Big Aussie Barbie’, which is an initiative by the PCFA as a way to get people together whether it be friends, family or colleagues to help raise funds and reduce the impact of prostate cancer, on Australian men and their families.

To find more information or to sign up for the challenge, check out their website at bigaussiebarbie.com.au.

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