CANCER INFO: Prostate cancer survivors Len Lamprecht and Basil Coker.
CANCER INFO: Prostate cancer survivors Len Lamprecht and Basil Coker.

Prostate cancer awareness key to saving lives

PROSTATE cancer survivor Len Lamprecht is passionate about educating others and helping prevent the often deadly disease.

The Ipswich Prostate Cancer Support Group convener said that was why he was holding a free prostate cancer awareness evening open to the public.

The event, sponsored by the Harrisville Masonic Lodge, will be held this Friday.

"We have to get the word out to rural areas," Mr Lamprecht said.

"A lot of people don't know what it is or how to get tested so we're trying to spread the message."

Guest speakers include urologist Dr John Yaxely and Dr Michael Gilman.

Refreshments will be provided by the QCWA.

Mr Lamprecht said the Ipswich Prostate Cancer Support Group was open to everyone.

"When I was diagnosed I wanted to talk to someone who had been through what I was going through. That's why I started the group 11 years ago," he said.

"You see the relief on people's faces when they realise they aren't alone."

The session will be held at the Harrisville School of Arts, 5 Hall St from 7.30pm.

The support group meets on the third Thursday of every month at the Humanities Building, cnr South and Nicholas Sts.

Phone 3281 3656 for more.



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