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September is National Prostate Awareness Month

1 September 2010
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men after skin cancer and the second highest cause of male cancer deaths.

Each year in Australia, close to 3,000 men die of prostate cancer – equal to the number of women who die from breast cancer annually. Around 18,700 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in Australia each year. Prostate cancer is potentially curable if detected and treated early while still confined to the prostate gland. While prostate cancer is most common in men over the age of 50, younger men with a history of prostate cancer in their family are at greater risk.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia’s aim is to reduce the impact of prostate cancer through research, awareness and support. For further information visit

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