The card helps raise money to reduce the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families.
Prostate cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in men in Australia, and alarmingly, Australia has one of the highest incidence rates globally, with one in every six Australian men likely to be diagnosed during their lifetime[i]. Prostate cancer also takes the lives of approximately 3,500 Australian men every year. Of the new card’s $40 annual fee, half ($20) will be donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation to help fund their important work. The new Low Rate Blue Credit Card will offer a low ongoing interest rate of 8.99%p.a.* for purchases, cash advances and balance transfers.
- Age: Prostate cancer is an age-dependent disease, which means the chance of developing it increases with age. The risk of getting prostate cancer by the age of 75 is 1 in 7 men. By the age of 85, this increases to 1 in 6 men.
- Family history: If you have a close male relative with prostate cancer, you have a higher chance of developing it than men with no such history. The risk increases again if more than one male relative has prostate cancer. Risks are also higher for men whose male relatives were diagnosed when young.
Last updated: 02 March 2020
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