To encourage men to raise their awareness of prostate cancer, this month has been designated Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and Cancer groups are calling on men to stay informed about prostate cancer by speaking to their GP or calling the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20.
Prostate Cancer affects many people in the Australian community. Around 3000 men die of prostate cancer every year in Australia, and around 18,700 new cases are diagnosed each year – but the disease has a high rate of recovery if diagnosed early.
So for those who need extra encouragement, the Cancer Council is holding a special call-in day on Thursday the 11th of September, where men with questions about prostate cancer are encouraged to call between 6pm to 9m in all states and territories except Victoria, to talk to a prostate cancer expert.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia will also be holding awareness events throughout the month, and is inviting all motorcycle enthusiasts to sign up for the "Long Ride for Prostate Cancer" to be held later this year.
In this exciting event, motorcyclists will ride from various cities to meet up in Port Augusta on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of October, before riding together across the Nullarbor to finish in Perth.
All riders are requested to donate $50.00 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and anyone interested in participating should call Christopher Dunne on email@example.com or 0419279337.
(Source: Cancer Council: September 2008)