Rob Stirling, an ambassador affiliated with prostate groups in Australia recently made the statement that men in rural Australia have a 10% higher risk of dying from their prostate cancer than men from Australia's large cities.
In large, sprawling countries like Australia, it can be difficult for doctors to make it to men men in rural areas in order to give them appropriate screening tests and yearly checkups. Additionally, it can be difficult for men from rural areas to make their way to medical centers for treatment.
"Flying physician" programs have been started in order to help alleviate some of the difficultly that rural residents have in obtaining proper medical care.
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