Neil Crompton has moved to raise awareness of prostate cancer in support of Motorsport Australia’s Maxwell Plus partnership.
The initiative, aimed at combating the high rates of prostate cancer in men, offers Motorsport Australia members access to discounted prostate testing through Maxwell Plus.
More than 3000 men die each year from prostate cancer. However, if caught early, the survival rate is 98 per cent.
Five million men are at risk and one in six men will be diagnosed with the disease by the age of 85.
Crompton, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in April, is highly supportive of the program and believes that men need to take the disease seriously and get tested.
"In roughly March or April, I had a test and literally tripped over the fact that I had prostate cancer," Crompton said in a video message to members.
"I have been subsequently operated on, everything has gone okay, and I have popped out of the other side with a maintenance release.
"I have a few components missing, but I am good to go. I am living proof that you need to get on and get yourself tested.
"I can’t commend this more highly. Get tested.
"Had I not done this somewhere between one to five years, it would have been a DNF for me. I would have been dead. It’s a serious topic."
Crompton returned to Supercars broadcasting in July, presenting remotely from Sydney for the second Townsville event.
He made a permanent return to broadcasting in August, hosting all six rounds of the Cash Converters Supercars Eseries coverage.
In his autobiography Neil Crompton: Best Seat in the House released this week, Crompton recounts how the chance opportunity to drive a Walkinshaw Andretti United Supercar in March played a key role in his cancer diagnosis.
Motorsport Australia members can access the Maxwell Plus offer here.