Tomorrow Counts for everyone affected by prostate cancer.
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Advanced prostate cancer claims the lives of 3,300 men in Australia each year. The notion of ‘Tomorrow’ can offer people touched by prostate cancer hope in their fight against the condition.
Fact No 1
Prostate cancer can be cured if detected and treated while still confined to the prostate gland.
Each year in Australia around 20,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. By sharing your ‘Tomorrow Counts’ story on this website, you will join many other Australians who have already shared their experiences with prostate cancer and their hopes for tomorrow. (...)
Fact No 5
Treatments vary depending on the type and stage of prostate cancer.
Fact No 3
Men over 50 should ask their general practitioner about the need for a prostate test as part of their regular health check.
Fact No 6
Early detection is the key to enabling better outcomes and potential cure of prostate cancer.
Fact No 7
Simple testing by a GP could save your life.
Fact No 2
Men over 40 with a family history of prostate cancer should ask their general practitioner about the need to have a blood test and physical examination as part of their regular health check.
Fact No 10
The risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer by the age of 75 years is 1 in 7, and by 85 years is 1 in 4.
Learn more about prostate cancer, its diagnosis and its treatment. Follow the links below to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia website and other supporting resources. (...)
Fact No 4
If you have the misfortune to be diagnosed, be sure to ask your doctor for the exact grade and stage of your cancer and discuss their meaning and implications.
Fact No 12
Each year in Australia, close to 3,300 men die from prostate cancer.
Fact No 11
In the early stages of prostate cancer, there may be no symptoms at all.
Fact No 13
Prostate cancer is an abnormal growth of cells in the prostate that form a lump (tumour).
Fact No 8
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Australian men and is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in men.
Fact No 9
Each day about 55 men learn news that they have prostate cancer.