HUNTER PROSTATE CANCER ALLIANCE (HPCA)
HPCA is a local charity dedicated to spreading awareness about prostate cancer throughout the Hunter.
HPCA is unique as the only known organisation that provides a free counselling service with qualified counsellors specialising in prostate cancer. To use this service, you can either drop into our centre at Waratah, or call our helpine for the cost of a local call. Click here to contact us.Another key objective of HPCA is presentations to workplaces and community groups. Click here to request a PDF brochure, which includes a booking form.
WE ALL SHUDDER AT THE WORD "CANCER"
Indeed, it is something we often choose to ignore. Prostate cancer is the most common registerable cancer in Australian men. It mainly occurs in men over 50 years of age but often starts to grow in their 30's and 40's.
The latest Cancer Institute of NSW report shows that in 2007, there were 6,665 new cases of prostate cancer detected in NSW, which accounts for 32.2% all all male cancers and 977 men died from prostate cancer.
Click here to read more about prostate cancer.