If you’re over 40, get an annual check for prostate cancer!
In New Zealand, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. About 2,500 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed each year.
1 in 10 NZ men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. Some will need treatment and some will live with it, however don’t take any chances.
From age 40 get an annual prostate cancer check – starting with a simple blood test. Prostate cancer is curable if you get to it early enough.
Men with a family history of prostate cancer have a higher risk; that is, if the father, an uncle or a brother has had prostate cancer.
For more information, support or advice visit the Prostate Cancer Foundation website