Next Gen Life - eMagazine Sept 2019 - Page 9



One in six men will be
diagnosed with Prostate
Cancer before the age of 85.
Prostate cancer is the most common form of internal cancer in Australian men, with
one in six men diagnosed before the age of 85.
The prostate is a small walnut-sized gland found only in men. Cancer can develop
when abnormal cells in the prostate grow uncontrollably and form a malignant tumour.
Here at APC, we meet many patients and their families at various stages of their battle
against prostate cancer. People like Mark (pictured), who is a prostate cancer survivor
and knows all too well the need for more awareness around the warning signs and why
medical research is vital to improve prevention, detection and treatment of the disease.
Not only has Mark suffered through prostate cancer, but so has his brother and his
father sadly succumbed to prostate cancer at the age of just 63.
This Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, ending this suffering is our number one
priority to help families like Mark’s and yours!
Thanks to research advancements, the five-year survival rate for men diagnosed with
prostate cancer is 95 per cent, meaning nearly all patients who present with localised
prostate cancer will live beyond five years.
However, early detection and treatment is vital to improve your chances of surviving
prostate cancer and more research is needed to ensure this figure improves and more
lives are saved from this deadly disease.

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