Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - March

Published: 05-03-2014
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - March

March is prostate cancer awareness month and volunteers from the Care Plus Cancer Collaborative will be out and about in the local community raising awareness of the signs and symptoms men need to look out for in relation to prostate cancer.

March is prostate cancer awareness month and volunteers from the Care Plus Cancer Collaborative will be out and about in the local community raising awareness of the signs and symptoms men need to look out for in relation to prostate cancer.

Team members will be available at the following venues to offer advice on the signs and symptoms to look out for:

Julie Grimmer, Cancer Programme Manager for Care Plus said:
“It is important for men to recognise the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer and to seek help early from their GP - early detection can save lives”.

In the UK prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. More than 100 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every day. Prostate cancer is strongly linked to age and three quarters of cases are in men over the age of 65. In many men, prostate cancer grows slowly and may not cause any problems. But in some men, the cancer grows more quickly.

The following symptoms may be caused by problems that are much less serious than prostate cancer. Try not to worry if you develop any of them, but do get them checked out.

The most common symptoms are:

And less commonly:

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