Prostate cancer checks are no fun, but with around 3,300 Australian men dying a year, it’s a fair call to action for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September.
Who needs a prostate cancer test?
The risk of prostate cancer increases with age and a family history. The current guidelines suggest men discuss it with their doctor.
To give you an idea of the age-related risk of prostate cancer, government statistics show that “90% of new prostate cancer cases occur in men aged 55 years and over, with 99% of prostate cancer deaths occurring in this age group.”*
Want to learn more? Visit the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.