why get tested

Why get tested for Prostate Cancer?

As Australia’s most commonly diagnosed male cancer and the second leading cause of cancer related death in men – there are many good reasons to get tested!

  • research has shown that testing can reduce the death rate from prostate cancer from 20 to 44%
  • early detection of prostate cancer is key to enabling better outcomes and potential cure of prostate cancer
  • prostate cancer can be cured, especially when the cancer is still confined to the prostate gland
  • early stage prostate cancer often has no symptoms
  • it can be life threatening to wait for symptoms to appear before seeking assessment
  • prostate cancer that is diagnosed late can be incurable

Be proactive and get tested – it could just save your life!