National 2.9.2016 11:23 am

Go commando for prostate cancer

The 'Go Commando' sticker. Picture: Prostate Cancer Foundation South Africa Facebook page.

The 'Go Commando' sticker. Picture: Prostate Cancer Foundation South Africa Facebook page.

Participants are urged to trade their underwear for a sticker and ‘go commando’ to support the cause.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of South Africa launched its Go Commando prostate awareness campaign, reports City Buzz.

The foundation aims to raise awareness about prostate cancer and the importance of age-appropriate screening. This is the first year of the campaign, and individuals as well as companies are encouraged to purchase stickers for their male and female employees for R20 each.

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On September 16, participants should ‘go commando’ and wear the sticker instead of underwear to show support for the cause.

Director of patient affairs for the foundation Iain Johnston said: “I think the most important information to men is annual checkups, including the digital rectal information. Early detection of prostate cancer results in a very high success rate of treatment.”

The foundation said although many men did not experience any symptoms, the symptoms listed below may also be linked to other causes.

Signs and symptoms to look out for:

  • Erection difficulties
  • Blood in semen
  • Pain in lower back, hips and upper thighs
  • Urinary problems.

Details: www.facebook.com/prostatecancersa and www.instagram.com/prostatecancersa

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