UNITY IS STRENGTH
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING
PROSTATE CANCER WILL AFFECT ONE IN EIGHT MEN DURING THEIR LIFETIME
Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in UK men. For the first time ever, deaths from Prostate Cancer in 2018 exceeded those from Breast Cancer.
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 is, around 400,000 men are currently living with and beyond Prostate Cancer. Our group aim is to actively promote, encourage and provide the opportunity for men to talk. We also aim to provide men with up to date information so anyone with concerns, can seek advice and help from specialist organisations.
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.
YOU NEED NOT BE ALONE
When you are first diagnosed with prostate cancer it can be a very frightening time. You can be confused and feel very alone. No matter whether you are a patient who has received the diagnosis, a partner, carer or family member, prostate cancer can affect you all. New members will find great comfort in meeting others who are going through the same journey.
THE GROUP IS HERE TO HELP
No one should have to go through this journey alone. We believe that some of the best support you can get is by talking to someone who has been there. We meet every 6 weeks (or thereabouts) for a chat and often listen to professionals who are guiding us through the management, effects and treatments of prostate cancer.
The more we know about the disease, it's symptoms and treatments, the better armed we are to live with and survive prostate cancer.
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24 Jun 2019