Corey Uma via Crowdrise
November 02, 2013
Well I'm 42 years old this year and I have been lucky enough to escape any serious medical conditions for my entire life. Having said that I have a family history of various cancers ranging from skin cancers, breast cancers and a Grandfather dying from bowel cancer. I was very young when he died and I only have a few fractured memories of him. One memory I do have is of an inflatable rubber ring that he had to sit on after the surgery just before he passed away...at the time I thought it was a bath toy
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Australian men and is the second largest cause of male cancer deaths in Australia. Each year around 20,000 new cases are diagnosed in Australia and close to 3,300 Aussie men will die from the disease every year, which exceeds the number of women who die from breast cancer annually. Despite these figures, the level of awareness, understanding and support for prostate cancer lags significantly behind that of women’s health causes.
The Hairy Facts:
One in eight Australian men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime
One in seven men will be diagnosed by age 75
One in four will be diagnosed by age 85
Around nine men die from prostate cancer each day in Australia
Around 90% of all men diagnosed will be alive five years after diagnosis.