Every year around 600 men in New Zealand die of Prostate Cancer. That's more than the total number of people killed in New Zealand road and workplace accidents combined!!
Why so many? Because men don’t realise how dangerous the disease is, they don’t talk to their doctor about the symptoms, and they simply don’t do anything about it!
That’s why Blue September was invented and has evolved into an annual event.
Blue September promotes an awareness of the danger of prostate cancer and highlights that early diagnosis and intervention increases your chances of beating it.
Did you know that the death rate from Prostate Cancer in New Zealand could be halved by men having regular health and prostate checks from age 40 onward? So just by raising awareness and increasing early detection and treatment, 300 men’s lives could be saved every year in NZ. So have a prostate chat with your Doctor next time you’re visiting.