Prostate Cancer UK - November's Featured Cause


Posted on October 23rd, 2018 by Nina Chinsky

Prostate cancer

Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition – to stop men dying from prostate cancer.

More than 11,000 men die from prostate cancer in the UK each year – that’s one man every 45 minutes. However, we’re confident that with the right funding, we can dramatically reduce deaths and make it a disease the next generation need not fear. Our goal is to focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and support.

A screening programme is imperative in order to catch more prostate cancers early and save more lives. We are committed to finding the tools needed to make this a reality, as well as finding more effective and personalised treatments for advanced disease.

In the meantime, being aware of his risk is a man’s greatest defence against prostate cancer. Men over 50, black men and men with a family history of prostate cancer are at higher risk and should speak to their GP. Our Specialist Nurses are available to support men living with prostate cancer or with concerns about the disease on 0800 074 8383. We want to encourage men to be aware of their health so they can be diagnosed early and survive longer.

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In September 2016, at 61 years old, Gary Davis from Hertfordshire, was given the news that no man wants to hear: “You’ve got prostate cancer.”

“My first reaction to my hearing about my prostate cancer diagnosis, was that I felt fine! I had no symptoms and have always been in good health and very active. I also have no family history of prostate cancer or any other risk factor. After discussing my treatment options, I opted for a Robotic Assisted Prostatectomy, which was very successful. Going through prostate cancer was a very difficult time for my family and I, and we wouldn’t have got through it without the incredible help of Prostate Cancer UK’s specialist nurses.They explained everything so clearly and gave a true, honest and balanced opinion and were very easy to talk to. I would encourage anyone to help raise vital funds for Prostate Cancer UK to help continue their fantastic support system, fund vital research and stop prostate cancer being a killer.”

Gary is now living a healthy life, having overcome the disease, and is enjoying spending time with his family.

Prostate Cancer UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1005541) and in Scotland (SC039332). Registered company 02653887.


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