HELP US REACH MEN AT HIGH RISK OF PROSTATE CANCER
Tuesday 10th November 2020
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK. But right now there are potentially thousands of men with clinically significant prostate cancer who could be cured, but have not been diagnosed because of Covid-19.
This Autumn we’re sharing an online risk checker to support the NHS response to COVID-19. The aim of the campaign is to encourage men at high risk of prostate cancer to speak to their GP, and we’re here to support you, as those GPs, to have those conversations.
The pandemic has made many men reluctant to speak to their GP about prostate cancer, especially when they don’t have symptoms. As a result, we estimate there could be 3,500 men in England with a higher-risk prostate cancer which has not yet been diagnosed.
We need to reach men at increased prostate cancer risk and empower them to speak to you.
We want to help men understand that it’s safe and easy to have the first conversation over the phone to weigh up the pros and cons of the PSA blood test, and make a decision that’s right for them.
Who is at high risk of prostate cancer?
Men over 50, black men and men with a family history of prostate cancer are at a higher than average risk of the disease.
Find out more from Dr Jonny Coxon as he discusses who is at high risk of prostate cancer and the pros and cons of PSA testing in our free online CPD learning module for GPs.
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