Prostate cancer: the next generation

Public health Diseases Australia

This survey finds that young Australian men are aware that prostate cancer is the most important health issue facing men, but know little about the disease or what testing actually involves.

The survey marks the first time in eleven years that Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) has surveyed Australia's younger generation – focusing on men aged 18 to 50 years as opposed to the 40-74 age group as in previous years.

Surveying over 1,200 Australian men showed more than half (58%) of participants believed prostate cancer to be the most single important health issue facing men.

Although half (49%) believed men should be tested from age 40 onwards, 63% of this year's younger cohort said they know little about the procedures involved in prostate cancer testing.

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