Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Ravages of Prostate Cancer

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Ravages of Prostate Cancer

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MEMBER for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker joined Treasurer Wayne Swan and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) to officially launch Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and their new awareness campaign themed 'The Difference Is You'.

The Treasurer, who launched the campaign in Parliament House, has survived prostate cancer after being diagnosed in 2001.

"The campaign will serve as a reminder to people of the significant difference they can make in reducing the impact of prostate cancer by helping support ongoing research into new treatments," Mr Hartsuyker said.

"Prostate cancer has a heavy burden on our country, reaching beyond the victims and their families.

"In 2010 it is estimated that approximately 130 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in Cowper, so I urge men, their families and loved ones, to learn more about this disease and the steps they can take to help prevent it."

The Chief Executive Officer of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Mr Andrew Giles, appreciates the support the campaign has received from MPs and the general public. …

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