Si­lent killer

Central Leader - - News -

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.

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