Showing 150 articles tagged 'Blog':

"I realised saving my leg for another day that may not happen was both selfish and hypocritical"

16 Nov 2017

BLOG: Having helped raise more than £200k for us since he was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer in 2014, our incredible ambassador Kevin Webber has been chosen as the Charity Champion for this year's #GivingTuesday initiative. In this exclusive blog he describes his latest ultramarathon in the wilds of Iceland, and why helping a friend finish his own marathon challenge afterwards was worth a very painful leg.

"I didn’t want to have to explain myself as a gay man to other people"

10 Nov 2017

BLOG: Having grown up being silenced and marginalised as a gay man, Martin Wells was floored by another societal taboo in later life after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. He tells us how he was driven to find support and why he's delighted by our new online support group for men like him.

Gap in provision of specialist cancer nurses across NHS Trusts in England is simply not good enough

28 Jul 2017

BLOG: The latest results of the Cancer Patient Experience Survey for the NHS in England show a worrying decline in the number of men with prostate cancer who say they've been given the name of a Cancer Nurse Specialist for support. Prostate Cancer UK's Jade Fairfax takes a closer look at the figures and explains and why things could be even worse next year.

"Prostate cancer was life-changing but I was adamant about continuing to make music"

26 Jul 2017

BLOG: Philip Rambow – lead singer of the legendary 70s pub rock group, The Winkies – has reformed his hit band, The Tex Pistols, to raise money for us, having undergone treatment for prostate cancer in 2010. He describes the depression he experienced after his diagnosis at 55 and how his wife and music helped to lift him out of it.

Bus holdups, celebrity cats and yellow balloons: 7 extraordinary moments from Jeff's March

30 Jun 2017

BLOG: After the best part of a fortnight on the road with Jeff Stelling, Gary Haines reflects on his stand out moments from the epic March for Men – including an emotional father-son pint at the end.

STAMPEDE and Latitude trial results: how will they benefit men?

6 Jun 2017

BLOG: Our CEO gives her thoughts on what new research could mean for treating prostate cancer and how Prostate Cancer UK is working to make the most of it.

"I want to show that a grim diagnosis doesn’t mean you have to mope around being miserable"

1 Jun 2017

BLOG: Given just two years to live after his prostate cancer diagnosis in 2014, Kevin Webber is joining Jeff Stelling for all 15 days of his 400-mile March for Men. He tells us how he's tackled some of the world's most gruelling ultra marathons since, the amazing support he's received from strangers as well as family, and why he thinks the final day of the March with his wife will be the most emotional.

Thanks to our volunteers we’re making great strides for men’s health

1 Jun 2017

BLOG: With Volunteers’ Week beginning in the UK today and Jeff Stelling embarking on his March for Men tomorrow, our chief executive Angela Culhane hails our very own volunteers and supporters, explaining how they're helping Prostate Cancer UK to make great strides – quite literally, in the case of Jeff – in our fight against the most common cancer in men.

Jeff Stelling puts his best foot forward: “We march again for men and their families everywhere”

1 Jun 2017

BLOG: With his March for Men less than 24 hours away, Jeff Stelling's final exclusive blog for Prostate Cancer UK finds the Soccer Saturday presenter in bouyant mood ahead of his 400-mile football pilgrimage from Exeter to Newcastle over 15 days. Not even an early attack of blisters can dampen his excitement.

Wayne Sleep: "It took having prostate cancer to realise how vital it is that we take notice of this disease"

18 May 2017

BLOG: The 68-year-old dancer and Royal Ballet veteran is renowned for his boundless energy and enthusiasm. But a prostate cancer diagnosis in 2015 terrified him and set him on a whirlwind course of treatment. He tells us how he managed to continue filming a TV show in India while recovering, and why he's joining hundreds of others for our March for Men in London.