As Prostate Cancer Awareness Month begins Stephen has been learning more about prostate disease in South Basildon and East Thurrock and what men can do to be aware of their own prostate health.
Around 19,700 men in South West Essex PCT1-3 are likely to suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and 27 per 100,000 of the population have died as a result of prostate cancer4. Prostate cancer kills one man every hour in Britain5. Early detection of a prostate disease vastly improves the chances of successful treatment so education of the public and of healthcare professionals is vital.
Amanda McLean, Chief Executive of Prostate UK said, ‘One in two men will suffer from a prostate disease at some stage in their lives. We are very pleased that Stephen Metcalfe is helping to highlight the issue of prostate disease, especially during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. By increasing awareness we hope more men will understand the very simple steps they can take to find out about their own prostate health. Hopefully a wider understanding of the issues will put a stop to prostate disease ruining lives’.
Stephen said: “I am pleased to support Prostrate Cancer Awareness month and think it is vital to highlight important health issues. Many men avoid seeing their GP and getting checked out when they have health issues, believing that potential problems will solves themselves. It is proved, that by taking early action and seeking professional advice, on issue such as Prostrate disease, the chances of successful treatment can be dramatically improved. Don’t put off until tomorrow – get checked today!”