ADELPHI WEARS BLUE for Prostate Cancer UK
The Adelphi Team have donned our finest blue attire to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK
We want to bring attention to this invaluable cause, dedicated to saving men's lives, and while we've had fun dressing up in all our blue glory, there's some important information to pass on too.
Prostate Cancer: What is it?
The prostate is a small gland in the pelvis which produces semen. Cancer can develop in the prostate when cells grow in an excessive and uncontrolled way. An enlarged prostate is common in older men even when cancer is not present - if you have concerns, it is always best to seek the advice of a healthcare professional.
Prostate cancer is most common in men over the age of 50, however there are other factors which play a part. You may be at an increased risk if:
<< You're Aged Over 50 >>
<< You're Black - of African or Caribbean descent >>
<< You have a Family History of Prostate Cancer or Breast Cancer >>
Whilst in general the risk of prostate cancer increases from the age of 50, for black men the increased risk begins at 45. Black men also have a higher chance of developing Prostate Cancer overall, with 1 in 4 black men being diagnosed in their lifetime. The reason for this is as yet unknown.
A family history of prostate cancer can also mean a greater likelihood of developing prostate cancer. It is recommended that you are tested if your brother or father have, or have had prostate cancer. You may also be advised to see a GP if you're over 50 and your sister or mother have had breast cancer.
Trans women and non-binary people who were assigned male at birth also have a prostate and should take note of the above risk factors. There is some evidence that feminising hormones and testosterone blockers may help to reduce the risk - you can find out more at Prostate Cancer UK
View the Prostate Cancer UK infographic
1 in 8 men in the UK will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in their lifetime
That's a frightening statistic, but the vital research funded by charities like Prostate Cancer UK is working to improve outcomes for all.
As with all cancers an earlier diagnosis can make all the difference, and Prostate Cancer UK has provided a quick questionnaire which will tell you whether you're at an increased risk . If you're a man over the age of 45 we urge you to take 30 seconds to complete the
Prostate Cancer UK Risk Checker
Survival Rate is on the Up
According to Cancer Research UK the survival rate for Prostate Cancer has improved three-fold in the past 40 years, with 78% of those diagnosed living for 10 or more years.
Want to help?
You can donate or set up your own event to support Prostate Cancer UK by visiting the Prostate Cancer UK website.
Prostate Cancer UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1005541) and in Scotland (SC039332). Registered company 02653887.