September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is asking Australia to get involved and help create awareness and raise the much-needed funds to help in the fight against prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in Australia with almost 20,000 diagnoses and close to 3,500 deaths each year.
All men over 50 – or over 40 if you have a family history of Prostate Cancer or Breast Cancer – should talk with your GP about your prostate health. Prostate cancer testing can be a complex subject, and that is why you should talk to your GP about what is best for you.
Prostate cancer is usually a slow-growing illness and most men with low-grade prostate cancer live for many years without symptoms or without the cancer becoming life-threatening. However, high-grade prostate cancer will spread rapidly and can be lethal.
What Can You Do To Help Spread The Word?
This September we are helping the #GetChecked movement by spreading the word on social media to encourage men to have a health check and talk to their doctor about prostate cancer. If you or people you know are active on social media this is an easy way to take part.
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September is also a great time to book an Ambassador speaker to help raise awareness with your friends, work colleagues, club or local community members. To learn more visit PCFA Ambassador Program or phone 1800 22 00 99.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia has a number of events across Australia organised by the organisation or by their partners and community. To find out more on these events visit here. If you are organising an event, or know of events in your area, let us know and we can add them to this page to assist in promoting the great work in the community. As always, we are able to provide evidence-based resources to distribute at events.
If you are living with prostate cancer, please consider joining a support group or the PCFA Online Community. Sharing your experiences with other people in a similar situation can be a great source of support. To find out more please go here: pcfa.org.au/support or here: onlinecommunity.pcfa.org.au
To support the vital work of the Prostate Cancer Foundation you can Donate Now or join one of these great events:
Play For Purpose Charity Lottery (Across Australia)
Biggest Ever Blokes Lunches (Across Australia)
Light Up Brisbane (QLD)
Run for Dad Bendigo 2018 (VIC)
It’s a Bloke Thing 2018 (QLD)
It’s a Bloke Thing Luncheon – Major Raffle (Across Australia)
BrisHOG Scavenger Hunt (QLD)
Outback 4WD Adventure (NSW, QLD)
Bumpers by the Bay (VIC)