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Inspire Health: Fighting Prostate Cancer
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 11,819 men died from prostate cancer across the UK in 2015, up from 9,460 in 1999.
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 screenings have been primarily carried out at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium – in many cases during match days. 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, 36 cancers have been diagnosed from screening 681 men. Future health screenings are planned.
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When we carry out our screenings in the local communities, we require additional support of delivering the blood samples back to our hospital laboratories. What people may not realise is the amazingread more
We would like to offer our sincere thanks to Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary Club who helped organised four days of prostate cancer screening at the local football club in July and August 2018.read more
We would like to thank Burton Mail Heroes Award for rewarding us with so much positive news. We feel honoured and privileged to be with so many brave and amazing people.read more
It was a great privilege to talk about prostate cancer at the Jalaram Temple in Greenford, London. This assignment had a special significance for me because it is the temple where I got marriedread more
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Number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer 2015
Deaths from prostate cancer 2015
Surviving prostate cancer for 10 years or more 2015
Source: Cancer Research UK & Prostate Cancer UK
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We would like to thank Tony Harvey who has written a piece about our work in his blog. We are flattered with the compliments. But it is really the wonderful support we get from the local communitiesread more
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, reports Prostate Cancer UK.read more
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