Men asked to name their prostate and take 'him' to the Dr
WHETHER you've named it Walter, Wilbur or Wally, it's time to get that walnut-sized prostate to the doctor.
That's the message Capricornia MP Michelle Landry is trying to get across to Central Queensland men.
She's asking them to give their prostate a name and take "him" to the doctor.
Ms Landry is hoping the concept will raise the profile of prostate cancer, which kills more men than breast cancer kills women.
The idea comes as a new specialist prostate cancer nurse arrives in Rockhampton, thanks to funding from the Federal Government.
Nurse Judy Cornick will be based at the Rockhampton Hospital and said the new position would ease the confusion and fear associated with being diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Rockhampton is now one of 14 places nation-wide where the Federal Government has funded a specialist cancer nurse to provide information, care and support for families in rural and regional areas.