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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.
Fighting Prostate Cancer is a Charitable led Project with our work done on a voluntary basis in addition to our daily clinical duties at Burton Hospital.
Our clinic venues include football clubs (Burton Albion FC, Chesterfield FC), community centres (Afro Caribbean Centre), Places of Worship, Rotary Clubs, Freemason Lodges, Businesses (Rolls Royce) and the Police. Our screenings are once a month with various partner organisations.
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Number of Clinics held
Number of Men Screened
Number diagnosed with cancer
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
Fighting Prostate Cancer has had a busy 2019. We marked another milestone by reaching our 2000th screening. So far 33 clinics have been held. We have worked with several communities including the Freemasons, Rotary, Police, Sports
Fighting Prostate Cancer is delighted with Rotary International and their continued support to the project. We are most grateful to Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary who nominated us.
We were invited by the Freemasons fraternity of Nottinghamshire where we experienced a special ceremony in front of around 100 Freemasons in the presence of their families.
This is the fourth year we are coming to Burton Albion where we first began the screenings. The club continues to attract a host of men requiring screening. It was also a privilege to be photographed
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We are very grateful that the Jalaram Mandir (temple) invited us to do a presentation on prostate cancer last June followed by a day of screening. It was an amazing experience as Jalaram is
It is fascinating to work with different communities. And we now have the opportunity to work with the Freemason community in Nottinghamshire several times.
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