Delyn MP David Hanson has called for greater awareness of prostate cancer across Flintshire after meeting with John Matthews the North Wales Representative for Prostate Cancer UK and Flintshire resident.
Mr Hanson met Mr Matthews to learn about a new campaign to raise awareness of the problem of prostate cancer and to discuss what more could be done to raise awareness of the problem. It is estimated that by 2030 Prostate Cancer will be the most common cancer in the UK yet too few men in Flintshire are aware of the symptoms or the extent of the problem.
Prostate Cancer is the most common form of cancer in men in the UK with 2400 men being diagnosed with the condition in Wales every year and 500 of those who have Prostate Cancer will die. 1 in 8 men will get Prostate Cancer in their lifetime and 40,000 men are diagnosed with Prostate Cancer every year in the UK. As such Mr Hanson has backed action to help raise awareness of this disease and called on men in Flintshire to learn about the symptoms and if they think they have any to see their doctor to catch the disease as early as possible.
David Hanson MP said:
“Prostate cancer is a terrible disease that will affect 1 in 8 men in the UK so it’s really important men across Flintshire are aware of the symptoms and get in touch with their GP or specialist nurse as quickly as possible if they are concerned they might have any symptoms. I hope much more can be done locally to get people the treatment and support they need and that we do raise awareness of this serious and life threatening disease.”