Over the last two decades Prostate Cancer UK have funded and accelerated some of the biggest breakthroughs in prostate cancer care – from the use of multiparametric MRI to improve diagnosis, to the world’s first precision medicine for prostate cancer. But there is still a lot of work still to do.
- Prostate cancer is the number one diagnosed male cancer
- 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed in their life, 1 in 4 black men
- That’s 50,000 dads, husbands, brothers, grandads, uncles and mates diagnosed in the UK every year
- Around 12,000 will die from prostate cancer every year
However, if caught early prostate cancer is very treatable:
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“My name is Paul, I’m 58 years old, I’m married with two kids, 4 step kids and 8 grandkids.
“In March 2021 I became;
- 1 one of those 50,000 men diagnosed every year in the UK and
- sadly 1 of 10,000 men diagnosed too late every year to be cured.
“So despite having no obvious symptoms my cancer is aggressive, advanced and incurable. My prognosis was that I have 5-8 years to live.
“However I am very lucky, had I not been tested when I was my prognosis would have been much worse. My prognosis has also given me a very clear and positive focus that most people are never lucky enough to have.
“That focus is now on creating great memories (I’ve had 2 amazing years!) whilst driving awareness of this disease and to raise vital funding for research in to better screening and treatments. My hope is that through this I can help prevent some men and their families going through the same journey that my family are.
“When I was diagnosed I set myself a challenge of walking 25 million steps (the equivalent of 11,500 miles or from here to New Zealand) over 5 years. This year I’ve also taken on five more big physical challenges, tough as my treatment means I have no testosterone – The Yorkshire 3 Peaks (25 miles, 5000 feet of ascent in under 10 hours), a 43 mile all day walk, a 3 hour spinathon, a 7 hour non stop cross trainer challenge and the Jeff Stelling 26 mile marathon march from Wembley to Wycombe Wanderers. Its amazing what you can achieve when you focus on what you can influence and not what you can’t!”
WE NEED GREATER AWARENESS, BETTER TESTING & BETTER TREATMENTS.
PLEASE HELP TO IMPROVE THE PROSPECTS FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF MEN AND THEIR FAMILIES IN THE YEARS TO COME
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