Men re­minded to get their prostate checked

Manawatu Guardian - - NEWS -

Prostate can­cer is silent and kills 600 men in a year.

Stu­dio Ru­bix per­sonal trainer Bryan Cle­ments shared the sta­tis­tics with clients and ob­servers who were at the stu­dio for the Blue Septem­ber fundraiser last week.

“It takes six sec­onds for a fin­ger up your bum to test your prostate,” he told those who stood ready for the warm-up. The less en­er­getic watched from the side but also paid to watch the ac­tiv­ity.

Bryan said they were happy to have raised $3000 with 10 days re­main­ing for do­na­tions that will go to­ward prostate re­search.

Auck­land Univer­sity re­search study shows that New Zealand men are be­ing di­ag­nosed with prostate can­cer later in life.

The num­bers:

More than 3000 Kiwi men will be di­ag­nosed with prostate can­cer this year and more than 600 will die.

$20 helps pro­vide an 0800 sup­port helpline.

$30 helps sup­port a man to make an in­formed de­ci­sion about treat­ment.

$50 helps pro­vide a man with one on one pro­fes­sional coun­selling.

Dean Row­land, Kate Mor­land, Kate Bro­ken­shire, (ob­scured) Kee­gan Mur­phy, Tracey Kens­ing­ton, and (rear) Brian Pud­dick.

PHO­TOS / MERANIA KA­RAU­RIA

Kevin Bills.

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