"No-one knows this, but I thought this was about time I told everybody. I'm in the clear, now, simply because I caught it early. I have so many tests," he said, according to The Mirror. The 74-year-old was speaking at an event for the Prostate Project and golf's European Tour Foundation. He joked to wife Penny Lancaster that he was going to use the evening to "come out", adding: "It's not what you think. Two years ago I was diagnosed with prostate cancer."
He said: "If you're positive, and you work through it and you keep a smile on your face… I've worked for two years and I've just been happy, and the good Lord looked after me."
He urged men to get checked, adding: "Guys, you've got to really go to the doctor."
He was speaking at the event in Wentworth, Surrey, alongside former Faces bandmate Ronnie Wood, who has previously been treated for lung cancer.
Our loyal supporters the Canal Cycle team, Nick, Roy and Dave, completed another ‘Cycling for Prostate Cancer’ challenge for us a few weeks ago. They left Winsford on the 27th July and spent what was a rather wet week cycling the towpaths through Stoke, Nottingham, Leicester, Rugby and Coventry, returning on the 3rd August. Through sponsorship, they raised the amazing amount of £ 1,122.40 for our Group. Well done indeed and thank you again for your loyal support. We hope that your legs have now recovered from the ordeal !
Our friends at Winsford Flash Fishing Association held their charity fishing match on Winsford Bottom Flash on Sunday the 4th of August. 37 fished and they raised the magnificent sum of £185 for our charity. We would like to thank them all for their continued support for our work.
A huge vote of thanks to the Rotary Club of Northwich Vale Royal who kindly donated a cheque for £910 to our Support Group. £610 was raised by Rotary member Mike Seaman who ran the Great Manchester 10k Run and the balance of £300 was given from the Rotary Club. Congratulations to Mike for all his fundraising efforts. The cheque was presented to our Vice Chairman, Nigel Barrington-Smith by Bill Kendrick, Vice President of the Rotary Club of Northwich Vale Royal at their meeting last Wednesday.
Excellent news that our application to be registered as a charity with the England & Wales Charity Commission was accepted last week ! Our charity number is 1184286, which you can now see on the Register using this link to Search the Charity Register and then entering the number. More information about us will be added as we complete updates and reporting that the Charity Commission requires. There was a quite detailed series of online forms to complete and documents to attach, including our newly adopted constitution, but, once everything was in place and checked, the decision came very quickly.
An experimental new urine test can reveal if men with early prostate cancer will probably need aggressive therapy or can be left untreated but monitored, UK researchers say. Current PSA blood tests cannot do this, meaning many men experience unnecessary worry, investigations and treatment. The prostate urine risk (PUR) test looks for genetic markers to give a more accurate assessment. See the whole of this article at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-48756732
Hundreds of UK men are trying out a new screening test for prostate cancer to see if it should eventually be offered routinely on the NHS. The test is a non-invasive MRI scan that takes images of the inside of the body to check for any abnormal growths. Scientists running the trial say it will take a few years to know if MRI will be better than available blood tests and biopsies at spotting cancers. NHS England said it would review this "potentially exciting" development. Why don't we already screen for prostate cancer?
News this month from a PCUK email...... Long after the cancer has been treated, surgery or radiotherapy can have an impact on men's lives. So we're pleased to share two pieces of good news that may mean fewer side effects for men diagnosed in the future. New guidelines released last week for doctors in England and Wales will encourage active surveillance for men with low risk cancer, which can help delay or avoid treatment side effects. Read our article for details on the other changes being introduced and how we're helping doctors to advise men about treatment options.
News from PC UK of a Podcast available from Pain Concern Dear Support Groups,
I’m sending you this information on behalf of Pain Concern, a UK based charity focused on providing information and support to those who live with chronic pain. This information is not produced by or related directly to Prostate Cancer UK, but may be of interest to your group members. Pain Concern have a radio programme/podcast, Airing Pain, a resource for those living with chronic pain, as well as their families, friends, carers, supporters, employers and health professionals.
A huge vote of thanks to all at Delamere Forest Golf Club for the very generous donation of £4,598 made to our Support Group through all the fundraising efforts of Steve Lamb, the Club Captain for 2018/19, and the charity group consisting of our good friend, Paul Rodway. Funds collected through their charity day and also the Christmas 2018 Golf Club Party auction will help us enormously with our work during 2019. Well done and a big thank you to you all from LHPCSG !
PSA Testing at Delamere Forest Golf Club
5 Oct 2019 09:30–13:00
PSA Testing at Masonic Hall, Ellesmere Port - NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
19 Oct 2019 09:30–12:30
Group Meeting and Jacob's Table at Leighton Hospital, Crewe
9 Nov 2019 10:00–12:00
PSA Testing Lymm Golf Club
23 Nov 2019 00:00–00:00