March for Men | Fight against Prostate Cancer
When it comes to looking after themselves, men are notoriously rubbish. If you’re like me, a visit to the doctor generally follows months of petitioning by loved ones and even then, appointments are used as an opportunity to undergo a full MOT so you can avoid having to return again for another few years!
Why is this of any relevance I hear you ask….well in September last year my dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Fortunately he succumbed to the opinions of far wiser heads and took himself to the doctor for advice on what I can only describe as minor and seemingly innocent symptoms that in no way suggested the final diagnosis.
By sheer good fortune the timing of his visit meant the cancer was identified before it became terminable – but only by a matter of months. Unfortunately it was not an early enough diagnosis to spare him the ordeal of some life-altering and pretty unpleasant treatment and 8 months on his diagnosis treatment and the battle remain ongoing.
Before this diagnosis I had heard the term ‘prostate cancer’ but had absolutely no grasp of its common nature. I was therefore shocked when I began to research the disease and found out the following facts:
On Sunday 18 June I will be joining my dad on a 16km March for Men | Prostate Cancer walk to help stop prostate cancer being a killer and I would very much appreciate you help in fighting this battle;
Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in men. It is usually hereditary and tends to hit gear in men over the age of 50. It is usually curable if caught early enough but that entails men breaking the habit of a lifetime and going to the doctor to get checked.
If you know a man in this age bracket and particularly one who has a family history of this disease insist they get themselves to the doctor for some simple, non-evasive tests and advice which might just give them a few extra years on this planet.
It would also be fantastic if you could like and share this message by clicking below to help spread the word and maybe prompt someone else to take the step that might just give them a fighting chance!
Help with the fight for a cure
Science has and continues to make fantastic progress in treating prostate cancer but we need a cure. Every hour another man dies of this disease and the sooner we can put a stop to that the better. Funding is key to achieving this goal so I would ask that you donate as much or little as you as you can afford by clicking below. Ultimately, one day it might be someone you care about who can benefit from these advances:
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