Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer is now the biggest cancer killer, when were you last checked?
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Now the biggest cancer killer, Prostate Cancer, if caught early enough, can often be treated, so it is really important for men to be checked regularly, especially those 50 and over.
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Who is Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK’s top priority is funding research to stop prostate cancer killing men. We’re investing millions to find better treatments and better tests that can spot fast-growing cancers early, and could be used in a screening programme to save thousands of lives.
“We are Prostate Cancer UK. We want a future where lives are not limited by prostate cancer”Prostate Cancer UK
So we work to stop prostate cancer being a killer. We work to stop prostate cancer damaging bodies and lives.
We unite the brightest minds in science and healthcare and the most passionate and caring people to help men live long and live well. We do this because we have a big problem.
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Prostate Cancer UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1005541) and in Scotland (SC039332). Registered company 02653887.
“Prostate cancer completely changed my outlook on life,” says father of British Touring Car Championship driver Bobby Thompson
As the father of British Touring Car Championship driver Bobby Thompson and a former driver himself, Paul Thompson is accustomed to speed.
So, when he found blood in his urine in March 2022, he was forced to act quickly once again, but this time his speedy actions would prove to save his life.
“I went to see my doctor the following Monday and had a PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test,” Paul said. “From there I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had my prostate removed and thankfully got the all-clear. My doctor told me that had I not seen him when I did, we’d be having a very different conversation.
“With surgery, I said I’d deal with the side effects – luckily, I haven’t had any – and live the rest of my life. I’m one of the lucky ones. It has completely changed my outlook on life.”
Now Paul, 52, wants to use his experience of prostate cancer as the driver for more men to be aware of their risk of the disease and is being backed by his son, 2022 Jack Sears Trophy winner, Bobby.
“I’d heard of prostate cancer, but didn’t know the risks or symptoms,” Paul said. “But now, I tell any man over the age of 50 to go speak to their doctor. I’m quite open about it.
“Sadly, there’s still a stigma surrounding it. Men sit in the pub and have silly conversations about stuff like prostate cancer – but I tell these men to go and tell their doctor about it. They deal with it every day, it’s nothing to be embarrassed about.
“Through my experience, Bobby is definitely more aware. His main engineer – the man who looks after his racing life – was also diagnosed with prostate cancer. Bobby wants to bang the drum like me and will hopefully go on to work with Prostate Cancer UK closely in the future.”
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Figures from Prostate Cancer UK show that 47,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year, and over 11,500 men die a year from the disease.
And to help men find out whether they are at increased risk of developing the disease, Prostate Cancer UK has launched an online risk checker, available at prostatecanceruk.org/riskcheck where men can check their own risk in 30 seconds.