Time for a check-up

Club Aquarius owner John Hollywood with Mildura Base Hospital prostate cancer specialist nurse Craig Millard and Mildura Racing Club manager Jarratt Farley. Picture: Louise Donges

Club Aquarius owner John Hollywood with Mildura Base Hospital prostate cancer specialist nurse Craig Millard and Mildura Racing Club manager Jarratt Farley. Picture: Louise Donges

MEN’s health will be at the forefront of this year’s Mildura’s Biggest Ever Blokes BBQ.

The event will promote men’s health awareness, particularly prostate checks, with stories of prostate diagnosis from local men, and raise proceeds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Mildura Base Hospital prostate cancer specialist nurse Craig Millard said the day broke down the stigma surrounding prostate cancer among men and made it easy to talk about.

“There are blokes that have gone to these barbecues, gone and got a check-up and have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and had treatment for it,” he said.

“The earlier their treatment, the less chance they’ve got of it spreading, the less chance of metastasic disease and dying.”

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