"an informal meeting for prostate cancer sufferers, their families, carers & friends"

About prostate cancer

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.