Medical and Scientific: Mandurah hard hit by cancer

17 Mar 2021 - Medical and Scientific

Rates of prostate cancer in Mandurah are among the fastest growing in the country, a damning new online calculator has revealed. And men face an “unacceptable” 24 per cent higher risk of dying from prostate cancer in some regions across Australia. The STARGATE tool developed by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia has identified for the first time the areas with the fastest growing rates of prostate cancer diagnoses. Mandurah, the Sutherland area of Sydney and the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria are experiencing the fastest growth in cases of the deadly condition. The tool also shows men’s fear of going to the doctor and poor access to health services in rural areas are killers.

West Australian; 17/03/2021; Page 18