13 October 2014
October is traditionally pink and all funds raised through pink activities help support more than 1,500 South Australian women who are diagnosed with breast and gynaecological cancers each year.
It is because of this support that survival rates are increasing, patient support is improving and prevention campaigns are working.
As proud as we are to support women throughout the month, we don’t want to overlook the men. Every year, more men die of cancer than women.
So why are Australian women better off?
They talk to their friends about their health and their lifestyle choices, and they see the doctor if they’re worried. In general, they take better care protecting their skin from the sun, smoke less, drink less, eat better and exercise more.
We want to help raise awareness about men’s health with the following video clip – “Sh*t mates don’t say” – let’s get the conversation started and spread the word. Acting on early symptoms can save your life!
Everyday, everyone of us can do something to help beat cancer. Watch this video today.
Professor Brenda Wilson
Cancer Council SA