Men’s health ambassador Leoll Barron is encouraging men to attend a wellbeing event.
Men’s health ambassador Leoll Barron is encouraging men to attend a wellbeing event.

Prostate cancer event a must

THE FIRST urologist in Queensland to perform keyhole prostate cancer surgery will be a guest speaker at a men’s wellbeing evening in Maryborough next week.

Brisbane-based doctor Boon Kua will talk about the importance of early detection of prostate cancer and new procedural surgery available to cancer victims.

Maryborough’s Leoll Barron, a men’s health ambassador, said the event should not be missed by Fraser Coast men considering more men die from prostate cancer than women from breast cancer.

“Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Australian men excluding non-melanoma skin cancers,” he said.

“For the 100 men in Australian cities who die of prostate cancer, 121 men in regional and rural Australia die of prostate cancer.

“That’s why it’s very, very important for all men to be in touch with their prostate health.”

Mr Barron said James Rossiter, a physiotherapist from Maryborough, would also talk about rehabilitation after surgery.

Mr Rossiter was passionate about musculoskeletal physiotherapy and was investigating combining Pilates-based rehabilitation with incontinence management, he said.

The wellbeing event will be held at the Carriers Arms Hotel on Monday, December 7.

Mr Barron said all men and their partners were welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.



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