The Rotary Ride for Prostate Cancer - 17th September
Alloa Rotary is one of many Rotary clubs taking action to help to save lives by increasing awareness and early diagnosis of prostate cancer. Here in Clackmannanshire on Sunday 17th September we are promoting the Rotary Ride for Prostate Cancer !
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK.
It can develop slowly and there might not be any immediate signs. Symptoms can present themselves when the prostate has enlarged and affects the urethra which carries urine from the bladder. When this happens, sufferers may notice an increased need to urinate, straining and feeling as though the bladder is not completely empty.
While the symptoms should not be ignored, they do not mean it is definitely prostate cancer. It could be something else such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or even prostate enlargement. The chances of developing prostate cancer increase with age with many cases developing in men aged 50 or older.
Some cases of prostate cancer can be treated effectively if caught and dealt with in the early stages. Treatments may include removing the prostate, using radiotherapy and hormone therapy. Some cases are only diagnosed when the cancer has spread and other symptoms have surfaced. It can spread to other parts of the body, typically the bones, and, sadly, may not be curable. Treatment is then focused on extending life and easing the symptoms.
How can we help?
The Rotary Ride is supporting, through fundraising, vital life-saving research into this cancer and the excellent care provided by the charities.
Will you join the Rotary Ride for Prostate Cancer on Sunday 17th September and help Rotary and Prostate Scotland to save lives?
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