Testicular Cancer & Prostate Cancer affect both young & old men. These go silent and the only known event for awareness is the Great Aussie BBQ.
Testicular cancer is the second most common cancer in young men (aged 18 to 39).1
The most common type is seminoma, which usually occurs in men aged between 25 and 50 years. The other main type is non-seminoma, which is more common in younger men, usually in their 20s.
Prostate cancer develops when abnormal cells in the prostate gland grow more quickly than in a normal prostate, forming a malignant tumour.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australia1 and the third most common cause of cancer death. One in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer by the age of 85. It is more common in older men, with 63% of cases diagnosed in men over 65 years of age.
In 2014, 18,291 new cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed in Australia.
The five-year survival rate for men diagnosed with prostate cancer is 95%. Nearly all patients who present with localised disease will live beyond five years.
In 2015, there were 3195 deaths caused by prostate cancer.
Any purchase of a Go Blue product will be donated to a cancer charity for Prostate or Testicular cancer. Men get cancer, and it's about time we spoke up about it.
The Cancer Council
The Great Aussie BBQ
Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia
Male Cancer Awareness Campaign