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Number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer (2015)
Deaths from prostate cancer (2016)
Surviving prostate cancer for 10 years or more (2015)
Prostate cancer death rates / all male cancer deaths (2015)
Increase in prostate cancer incidence rates since early 1990s
Sources: Cancer Research UK & Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate cancer has become the number one cancer in men with 1 in 8 men being diagnosed with the disease. It has overtaken breast cancer as the third most deadly form of the disease after lung and bowel cancer. Prostate Cancer UK reports that a total of 11,631 men died from prostate cancer across the UK in 2016.
Apart from the health risks, it further causes emotional turmoil to the sufferer and their friends and families. With the support of Queen’s Hospital, Burton and Burton Albion Football Club, we have created an innovative health campaign designed to bring awareness about prostate cancer and alleviate the ‘fear factor.’ The ‘Inspire Health: Fighting Prostate Cancer’ campaign, which has been running since early 2016, enables men to seek advice and get screenings in familiar surroundings rather than the clinical backdrop of hospitals.
The initial screenings began at Burton Albion Pirelli Stadium. It is a perfect way of reaching a large number of the target group of men over 50+ who may not necessarily want to visit a GP’s surgery or hospital, but rather be more receptive to a health initiative through their football club where they feel more receptive to the importance of getting a health check. Since the campaign began, we have carried out clinics at community clubs, places of worship, Rotary Clubs, Freemason Lodges and local health centres. Our screenings are once a month with various partner organisations.
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Our Screening Clinics
Since 2016 we have held 28 prostate cancer clinics (on a voluntary basis) in addition to our daily medical roles at Burton Hospital.
These clinics have been held in areas where men with specific demographics are likely to gather. These clinics have been held at:-
- Football Clubs (Burton Albion, Chesterfield FC)
- Community Centres (African Caribbean Centre)
- Health Centres
- Places of Worship
- Rotary Clubs
- Freemason Lodges
Our presentations and clinics have so far been held in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire and London.
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