Hey folks, have you taken part in the Driving Awareness of Urinary Cartoon Contest in The Sunday Star paper?
It’s about benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH awareness. Benign prostatic hyperplasia aka BPH ia a is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. It is a common part of aging. Malaysian men, do you know that almost half of men between the ages of 51 suffer from it?
The symptoms of BPH, include weak urinary flow, a sense of incomplete when urinating,difficulty when beginning to urinate, frequent urination, sudden urge to urinate, urinating several times at night, and also having ‘stopping’ and ‘starting’ stream when urinating.
And all these symptoms are treatable but, if you choose to ignore them, they can lead to life-threatening complications.For instance, bladder damage, infection, blood in the urine, and even kidney damage, if it is not treated.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Awareness
Anyway, about the contest, the cartoon is drawn by cartoonist Reggie Lee. All you need to do is create your own dialogue for the thought bubble in the cartoon provided.
The quote can be written in English, Bahasa Malaysia or even Mandarin. Dey macha, sorry no Tamil. And you need to be 18 years and above as of 31st December, 2011.
According to the terms and conditions, winning entries will be judged on creativity and relevance to the cartoon.