BLOG: Angela Culhane, our CEO, discusses in further detail the reasons behind this change in figures announced last week.
For the first time, more men are dying from prostate cancer each year than women are from breast cancer, making the male disease the third biggest cancer killer in the UK. We find out why and urge the public to March for Men with us this summer to help curb the trend.
After raising an unbelievable £800k for us on two epic walks, Sky Sports supremo Jeff Stelling is taking a well-earned break this year. But he’s fully behind our new Football March for Men, and hopes fans will take on the marathon-length walk to Wembley in July to continue the fight against the most common cancer in men.
Urinary incontinence (leaking urine) is a common side effect of prostate cancer surgery. For some men, lifestyle changes, bladder retraining and pelvic floor muscle exercises can help to reduce or stop the leaking. But if not, there are products and treatments available to help. Specialist Nurse, Sophie answers some common questions about ways to manage this problem.
Like many men, Peter Barton had to deal with urinary incontinence after prostate surgery and was among those who don’t see the problem improve over time. After years of using pads as the problem got worse, Peter decided to try a surgical treatment – the male sling.
US scientists experimenting on mice have discovered that a high-fat diet as well as genetics can determine whether localised prostate cancer spreads to other parts of the body. Dr Sophie Lutter takes an in-depth look at the science and what it could mean for men with the disease.
After we investigated complaints from men unable to get hold of the off-patent prostate cancer drug, bicalutamide, the British Generic Manufacturers' Association has told us problems with supply shouldn't last long.
VIDEO FEATURE: Emma Young's astonishing gift for music has helped lift her patients and their families at Colchester's St Helena Hospice – including Chris Stokes and his late dad, who had advanced prostate cancer. We went to film her singing and hear from some of the people whose lives she touches every day.
The festive period takes it out of us all, but when you have cancer it can be even harder to bounce back. Around three quarters of men with prostate cancer will experience fatigue (extreme tiredness) at some point. Normal tiredness gets better once you’ve rested, but for some, fatigue can be a debilitating problem that has a dramatic impact on quality of life. However, you don’t have to simply accept this.
In recent media campaigns, we’ve been using the statistic that one man dies of prostate cancer every 45 minutes and men are taking notice. But what does it mean for an individual man? We explain the facts behind the figure.