3,300 Australian men a year die from prostate cancer.
20,000 Australian men a year receive a new diagnosis.
In the early stages of prostate cancer, there may be no symptoms
Many conditions can affect the prostate. Don't automatically assume you have cancer
Men over 50 years of age, or 40 years if they have a family history of prostate cancer, should talk to their doctor about being tested as part of their annual health check.
What is prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer occurs when abnormal cells develop in the prostate. These abnormal cells can continue to multiply in an uncontrolled way and sometimes spread outside the prostate into nearby or distant parts of the body.
Prostate cancer is generally a slow growing disease and the majority of men with low grade prostate cancer live for many years without symptoms and without it spreading and becoming life-threatening. However, high grade disease spreads quickly and can be lethal. Appropriate management is key.
How does PCFA help?
Over 20,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in Australia each year. It kills more men each year than breast cancer kills women, yet it has relatively low awareness and funding.
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is working hard to change this by raising awareness, conducting research, and providing information and support to men and their families affected by prostate cancer. By making yours a Big Aussie Barbie, you can help us raise over $1M to go towards these invaluable programs.
A Message from Big Aussie Barbie Ambassador Matthew Hayden
"Let’s raise $1 million to help men like my father to survive prostate cancer."