Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand men.
Each year it kills 600 men and 2500 new cases are diagnosed.
Men who develop prostate cancer are mostly over 65 years old. It rarely occurs in men younger than 55.
About one in 13 men will develop prostate cancer before the age of 75. In very elderly men, prostate cancer often grows very slowly and may cause no symptoms.
Anyone with concerns can call the Prostate Cancer Foundation help line on 0800-4-PROSTATE (0800-477-678).
For more information www.prostate.org.nz.