Health Checks Save Lives, Celebrating Men’s Health Week

Eastern Health

Key Messages: • This year is the 30th anniversary of Men’s Health Week. It runs annually, from 10-16 June. • Prostate cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in Australia. Almost 25,000 men are diagnosed each year, and one in five will be diagnosed by the age of 85. • Medical advancements in the last 30 years have helped men avoid biopsies for prostate cancer diagnosis. • Those who have a family history of breast, ovarian, BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutation have an increased risk of having prostate cancer. • Know your family history, watch out for symptoms, and get your health checked.

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