Over 3,300 men die each year from prostate cancer in Australia – why? Despite the signs and warnings, it seems like men do not want to know. Whether it is the embarrassment of the physical examination or the fear of the unknown, but they leave it until it is too late.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia was formed to assist men to overcome their fears and to take to necessary steps to address this issue. The Parkes Prostate Cancer Awareness and Support Group were formed three
years ago to be a support to those going through the journey and to make men aware of the possibilities.
To this end the group is sponsoring a Men’s Health Evening in the Starlight Room of the Parkes Services Club on Wednesday, 21st March at 7pm. The Guest speakers are Dr Hiwa Qool, (GP) Dr Tim Nicholson (Urologist), Dr Rob Zielniski (Oncologist) and Dr John Trollor (PCFA Ambassador). They will be supported by Lindy Ostini (Regional
Prostate Nurse) and Louise Linke (Continence Nurse Practitioner). State Group Leaders and members of the Foundation of Australia will also be in attendance.
Men, do not leave your head in the sand! This is a wonderful opportunity to come and listen to advice from men who are considered the best in their field.
By Michael Lynch