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Family History Matters

August 27, 2021

"It is your right to decide who to tell, but some people you have a duty to tell.”

Your family members lives have now changed. They now have a family history of prostate cancer, and their risk of being diagnosed has increased dramatically.

If you are their only family member who has been diagnosed, their odds have now increased to a 1 in 3 chance of developing prostate cancer.

If more family members have been diagnosed, that risk is higher again.


Who is at risk?

Your biological male relatives are the ones that are now at an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. Although it is good to let your cousins and your uncles know, the first place to begin is with these family members.


What do they need to know?​

There is two simple things they need to know. Their risk has now increased, and they should be getting tested by doctors and specialists that understand what their increased risk means.


How much has their risk increased?​

Their risk has now increased significantly. It is at least double that of the average population. It could be higher than that depending on how many relatives have been diagnosed, and at what age their risk could vary.


Watch the video to learn more


How can they get tested?

Maxwell Plus is Australia’s largest prostate testing clinic. Supported by leading Australian Urologists and Artificial intelligence, it is the most advanced early detection service available. The reason you are here is your doctor recommended it.


What should I say?

This is a tough conversation, so we’ve prepared a letter that you can edit and share. Enter your details and we’ll send you this letter.


Sometimes it is easy to forget...

Would you like us to remind you each year so you can remind your family? Put in your details below and we’ll help you remember by sending you an email each year that will remind you on behalf of your family members. We’ll also send you the letter above to help you start the conversation.