“Cancer Does Not Discriminate”
Figures taken from the Graham Fulford Charitable Trust show why it is so important to keep a check on our health.
In May 2017, 222 Freemasons volunteered to be checked for Prostate Cancer. Out of the 222, 6 were diagnosed with Prostate Cancer*.
That’s SIX lives saved.
Last Saturday, the 7th September 2019, saw over 260 men of varying ages attend another very successful PSA Test Event at the Masonic Centre, Tovil, Maidstone.
The Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons Charity organised the event headed by Kevin Kemp and Martin Ransom and the day was hosted by the Millennium Lodge of Charity No: 9730.
An extremely well organised event aided by five lovely ladies “Wendy’s Angeles” who donated their time from The Graham Fulford Charitable Trust, based in Warwick. (Please see the link below)
So, What do you need to look out for?
Prostate cancer often grows slowly. Symptoms may not develop for many years. Men with early prostate cancer may not have any symptoms, as these only happen when the cancer is large enough to press on the urethra. The prostate can also become enlarged due to a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which is non-cancerous.
The symptoms of benign (non-cancerous) enlargement of the prostate and prostate cancer are similar. They can include:
- difficulty peeing – for example, a weak flow or having to strain to start peeing
- needing to pee more often than usual, especially at night
- feeling like you have not completely emptied your bladder after peeing
- an urgent need to pee
- blood in the pee or semen
- rarely, pain when peeing or ejaculating.
If you have any of these symptoms, it is important to have them checked by your doctor.
Taken from the Macmillan website.
Help is out there.
The Macmillan Support Line offers confidential support to people living with cancer and their loved ones. If you need to talk, they will listen. 0808 808 00 00
More links to other Cnacer websites are avaliable, these are just a few and the more well know sites.