prostate cancer UK
In the UK alone, incidence of prostate cancer are expected to rise 12% by 2035. More than 11,000 men die from the disease each year, and it's the most common form of cancer in men. Yet there is still no national screening programme.
Last year 45 year old father of two, Lloyd Pinder, was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer. He was told that he has 5-10 years to live. However, he is hopeful that he can live for another 20. Here he vlogs about his diagnosis, the impact it has had on his family and what he is doing to ensure no man ends up in the same situation as him.
Today we have taken a big step towards solving this dilemma. The final full results of a ground breaking research study - PROMIS - have been published in the Lancet. The findings show that giving a man a multi-parametric MRI (mpMRI) scan before a biopsy can radically improve the accuracy of the diagnostic process for prostate cancer.
1 in 4 black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and 1 in 12 will die from the disease - double the risk of white men. Yet despite it being the most common cancer amongst black men, an astonishing 86% of us are unaware of the heightened danger we face.
I know this is a contentious area. Lots of doctors don't like using the PSA test because it's unreliable and can lead to over-diagnosis and over treatment. But at present it is the best thing men have got. And our clinical consensus will help GPs to use it more effectively.
Nine down, one to go - the end really is in sight. We've been over hills, down dales, along canals, over fields and stiles. Truly a walk on the wild side for this gentleman of the road and my trusty wingman Russ Green, who has walked every step with me. And we're getting cracking support as we inch closer to the finish.
Jeff is half way through his ten marathons. And we've got ten years to tame prostate cancer. With a man dying of it every hour, it's not just an epic journey, it's a race against time.
Just two days to go... Maybe you've heard about the 10 marathons I'm walking in 10 days to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK? Why am I doing it? Everybody must know somebody who suffers from prostate cancer. One man dies every hour from this disease, that's six in the course of my Soccer Saturday show every week.
I know I'm biased (and I'm sure other organisations who work with volunteers will say the same) but I have never worked with a group of people whose commitment to the cause is so absolute... They fundraise, raise awareness, share their knowledge and experience, and talk from the heart. And they save lives. Our volunteers are amazing. Every day of the year.
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