So, I learned something today.
Every year in Australia prostate cancer claims more lives than breast
cancer. That's right, more men die of prostate cancer than women die of
Prostate cancer killed more than 3,400 of us blokes last year in
Australia. Admittedly, it was only a few hundred ahead of breast cancer
but a win is a win, right? Obviously, in this case, bigger is definitely
So, what can we do about it?
Well, the good news is that your chances of surviving prostate cancer are
significantly increased with early detection and treatment.
The bad news is that the disease can be quite advanced before you even
notice any symptoms.
But wait... here's some more good news. Some doctors recommend a
blood test first. Now I can't guarantee you won't need a rectal
examination but, if your bloods are good and you have no other symptoms.
you may not need one.
So, no excuses. If you're over 50 go and see your doctor. And if you are
over 40 and have a family history of prostate cancer, go and see your