Bumps and bruises are a ‘small price to pay’ for men’s health awareness
The “The Long Run” fundraising challenge is over, but the campaign to get men to talk about their prostate health continues.
Australian Prostate Cancer Foundation CEO Professor Jeff Dunn embarked on a mammoth 240km walk through the Northern Territory for his long run and told Ray Hadley he returned home with ” some sore ligaments and I’m going to lose a nail or two “.
“[It’s] a small price to pay to get the message across my friend.
“We need to get the message across… [because] We have found that the people most at risk of developing prostate cancer – those who have a direct relative – are the least likely to call our nursing service by phone.
Professor Dunn is not only raising awareness about the health issue, but is also pushing for outdated guidelines for prostate cancer screening and treatment to be revised.
“The current guidelines are actually poorly understood; At least 75% of Australians don’t even know they exist.
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Men are encouraged to contact the PCFA hotline for further advice on 1800 220 099.
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