Prostate Cancer UKProstate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. It affects almost as many men as breast cancer affects women. We admire the great achievements the breast cancer movement has made for women. We are fighting to achieve more for men with prostate cancer.
The charity was set up in 1996, with an urgent mission to increase spending on prostate cancer research and raise awareness of the disease. It was founded, as The Prostate Cancer Charity, by Professor Jonathan Waxman. We have chosen a new name and a new look to reach more men and speak more forcefully. By raising our voice we will raise the profile of cancer much higher.
Prostate Cancer UK has three priorities:
1. Supporting men
Prostate Cancer UK supports men who are confronting prostate cancer and the effects of treatment by providing vital information and services. We provide free information on prostate cancer and prostate problems and provide the only UK-wide, telephone and email helpline service dedicated to prostate cancer and prostate problems staffed by specialist nurses. We connect people confronting prostate cancer with trained support volunteers who have had a similar experience.
2. Finding answers
Prostate Cancer UK funds research into tests and treatments for prostate cancer and the causes of the disease. Since 1996 we have invested over £12 million in research yet prostate cancer is still much less understood that it needs to be. Prostate cancer is predicted to be the most common cancer in the UK by 2030 and still needs vastly more funding for research.
3. Leading change
Prostate Cancer UK campaigns to raise the profile of prostate cancer and get the best treatment and support for men. We work closely with a network of volunteers affected by the disease and collaborate with health professionals to improve standards of care for men with prostate cancer and encourage best practice.
No-one knows more than we do about prostate cancer. The problem is, we don’t know nearly enough. We need support and money to deliver better services today and find answers tomorrow.
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