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Journeys : April May 2009
New campaign targets prostate cancer age of 75. P Tarkine road gets the nod A State Government. The $23 million project involves the upgrading of 127 kilometres of existing gravel roads and tracks and completing a 7.6 kilometre link, of which 5.4 kilometres will require new roading. It will take visitors from the Wynyard area through the Tarkine forests and connect with the end of the Great Nature Trail at Arthur River, to complete a tourist loop through to Smithton. This is a controversial project, with strong local views in support and in opposition. The RACT has sought further details on the road and has asked the Government for a briefing. Tasplan... ...your natural choice for super in Tasmania. Call 1800 005 166 today. Tassie’s largest profits-to-members industry super fund. You should consider whether the product is right for you and read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) before making any decisions about Tasplan. Please call 1800 005 166 to obtain a copy of the Tasplan PDS. Tasplan Ltd: ABN 13 009 563 062, AFS Licence No. 235391, RSE Licence No. L0000680. Tasplan Super: RSE No. R1000924. Every year more than 480 Tasmanian men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and around 60 die from the disease. It is not commonly-known but more men are diagnosed with prostate cancer than are women with breast cancer. tourist loop road project through the Tarkine region in Tasmania’s North West has been given the go-ahead by the Cancer Council Tasmania chief executive officer Lawson Ride says too many men die unnecessarily because they are notoriously shy about coming forward with their health concerns. “This has led Cancer Council Tasmania to launch a concerted campaign to raise awareness of prostate cancer among Tasmanian men and to help support those affected by the disease,” Mr Ride says. “ProstateTAS will take action on prostate and men’s cancers and will raise money to reduce the impact of prostate cancer through research and public education, and to speak up for and provide support for those affected by the disease,” he says. For more information, call the Cancer Council Helpline 13 1120 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday or visit www.cancertas.org.au. rostate cancer is the most commonly-diagnosed cancer in Tasmanian men. It affects around one in eight before the April / May 09 21 81919
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