The Herald reports:
The Prime Minister has listed an invitation to undergo bowel cancer screening as one of the most bizarre he has received in his role as Prime Minister – but he’s giving it a go anyway, saying it is important to highlight the issue.
Mr Key revealed he would go through the bowel screening process when he was asked on the Breeze radio station about the strangest things he had been asked to do for the cameras – although he was quick to add that he did not think it would come with photos.
“I thought in the end I’m 52 and I’m a male, it is a good thing to do and the second thing I thought was it will help promote men’s health awareness.”
I had a test for prostate cancer a few weeks ago, and also a lung x-ray for lung cancer (as I had some potential symptoms, even though I am a non-smoker, 15% of lung cancer patients are non-smokers). When you get into 40s and 50s it really is worth getting yourself checked out more regularly.
But I am glad to see the PM’s screening will not be a photo opTags: cancer, John Key