Bettina asks the cricket audience at the Pink Test why they are fundraising for breast cancer when men’s cancers are far more deadly.
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Why more breast care nurses?
The McGrath Foundation raised $1.3 million during the pink test to fund 119 breast cancer nurses.
– There are well over 300 breast cancer nurses working across Australia
– There are currently only 28 prostate cancer nurses working in Australia although this will increase to 43 with $13 million in promised new Federal government funding.
– Last year the Federal government gave $20 million to the McGrath Foundation.
More men dying of cancer than women
– Fifty seven per cent of cancer deaths in Australia are male.
– 1 in 4 males will die from cancer before 85 compared to 1 in 6 females.
– In 2017 there were 3,452 deaths due to prostate cancer compared to 3,087 breast cancer deaths in women.
The Pink Test website
New funds for prostate cancer nurses.
Comparison of male and female cancers in Australia
McGrath Foundation – Breast Cancer Facts
Prostate Cancer 1 in 5
Bettina talks to the National Press Club about sex after prostate cancer
Bettina’s opinion column on why prostate cancer is treated so differently from breast cancer
Cricket footage from Youtube Channel – Cricket Australia TV