Prostate cancer is the most common diagnosed cancer in the UK (despite there being no national screening programme). Also more men die of Prostate Cancer than women do of Breast Cancer.
Early diagnosis has to be the key to ensuring that men have a better survival rate.
Details of specific symptoms to look out for can be found on the website however not everyone will have any symptoms. All men over the age of 50 and (possibly younger if there is a strong history in the family of Prostate Cancer) should be encouraged to contact their GP an request a PSA blood test.
Torbay Prostate Support Association (TPSA) has, since 1999 raised over £250,000 to provide vital equipment for the NHS to help with diagnosis and treatment of men affected with this disease. The most recent being an MIR – Fusion Scanner. They also offer practical support and guidance to men (and their family and friends) at what can be a very traumatic time in their lives.
Over the next year, in addition to continuing to fundraise, the association plans to run a series of regular awareness raising meetings involving specialists in the field and offering practical support.
Given the current challenges of COVID 19, face to face meeting have been suspended but details of our activities can be found on the website www.tpsa.org.uk or by emailing the President Peter Hosking firstname.lastname@example.org or calling him on 01803 363028