PROSTATE CANCER WILL AFFECT ONE IN EIGHT MEN DURING THEIR LIFETIME
Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in UK men. Annual Prostate Cancer deaths have in 2018 exceeded those due to Breast Cancer for the first time ever.
Around 47,000 UK men are diagnosed with Prostate Cancer each year. That's 129 men every day. In the UK, about 11,700 men die of Prostate Cancer every year and that's one man every 45 minutes.
Black men are particularly at risk and also men over 45 where there has been any family history of Prostate (or Breast) cancer.
The good news, however, is that around 400,000 men are currently living with and beyond Prostate Cancer. The main aim of our group is to encourage and enable men to discover whether they have prostate problems so that they can seek the appropriate medical advice and, if necessary, treatment early enough to effect a cure.
Early diagnosis is all-important. If Prostate Cancer is detected early, then the treatment options are more likely to be effective and there is a much better chance of a successful outcome.
Welcome to the website of the Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group. It is a patient-led group holding bi-monthly meetings, awareness events, and regular PSA testing sessions in Cheshire.
The group started in 2000 to offer support and advice to men (and their families) who have been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. It was founded by our former Chairman the late Gary Steele MBE.
We have a close association with Leighton Hospital near Crewe. Leighton Hospital is part of Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Many of our members were diagnosed with Prostate Cancer by consultants in the Leighton Urology department. Over the years our fund raising efforts have provided equipment for use within the hospital, and it is at Leighton where our bi-monthly meetings are held.
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Our group has three main objectives:
Before the group started, many men diagnosed with Prostate Cancer at Leighton found there was no post-diagnosis support for them and their families. Our group has aimed to provide this.
Not so long ago many men knew nothing about Prostate Cancer before being diagnosed. We try to make as many men as possible aware of this killer disease.
3. PSA testing
Our group believes that there are significant benefits of screening men for prostate problems linked to raised PSA, including cancer, using an enhanced PSA test. We aim to offer regular PSA testing sessions to as many men as possible to enable early diagnosis.
Wellbeing Event for NHS staff
1 May 2019 10:00–15:00
Group AGM at Leighton Hospital, Crewe
11 May 2019 10:00–12:00
PSA Testing at Congleton Golf Club - Open to Non-Members
30 May 2019 19:00–22:00
PSA Testing at Ashton-under-Lyne Golf Club
15 Jun 2019 10:00–13:00
PSA Testing at Warrington Golf Club
29 Jun 2019 12:00–12:00