Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. It mainly affects men over the age of 50 and the risk increases with age.
There are around 40,000 new cases of Prostate Cancer Diagnosed in the UK each year and that equates to more than 100 men diagnosed with this disease every day.
Every hour one man dies from Prostate Cancer – that’s more than 10,000 every year. However if caught early Prostate Cancer can be treated with excellent future prognosis for the patient.
It was against this background that we organised another Prostate Awareness evening in conjunction with The Graham Fulford Trust at The Surrey National Golf Club on Tuesday 7th October from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. 78 men took part and current information available indicates that 7% of those tested have now been referred to their GP for further investigation.
The event included:
- A more advanced PSA blood test.
- An informative video presentation
- The opportunity for a personal discussion with Mr Steve Foley Consultant Urologist & Urology Nurse Gemma Harrison from North Downs Hospital Caterham.
People were able to make bookings for time slots so that they could
This was the 4th event that we have run in conjunction with the Graham Fulford Trust and we see this as an important part of our ongoing activities in providing a service to the community and highlighting to all men the importance of taking care of their health.
For more information on the Graham Fulford Trust and their work with Prostate disease and awareness of the importance of early diagnosis please click on the following on line leaflet: