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Lions on prostate campaign



KINGSCLIFF Lions are out to stop a killer. The club has thrown its weight behind the 5th Annual Prostate Cancer Call-in to encourage men to take care of their prostates. Tomorrow night, men across the Tweed are being urged to call a cancer helpline for free, expert advice on prostate problems. The number to call is 13 11 20 between 6pm-9pm Thursday night. Top cancer experts, prostate cancer survivors and the Cancer Helpline team will be standing by to assist. Kingscliff Lions secretary Alan Downes said the club was inspired to get involved in the call-in because one of ts own members was currently battling prostate cancer. Mr Downes said figures showed prostate cancer to be the most common internal cancer diagnosed in the male population in Queensland, with 1700 men diagnosed and more than 500 dying from the disease each year. "Men are reluctant to visit their doctor because of the invasive nature of the examination, but there is now a blood test which should put more men at ease," he said. The line is also open to relatives with a family member affected by prostate cancer, or for general questions about the disease. Mr Downes said he had taken his doctor's advice to have a prostate check every year. He said men can also visit the Lions Australia Prostate website www.prostatehealth.org.au where questions about prostate health can be submitted.



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