Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
March 4, 2022
Middlesex Tennis is supporting Prostate Cancer Awareness throughout March.
Middlesex Tennis has 77k members registered as men throughout Middlesex venues with 1.5k male coaches working in Middlesex.
Prostate cancer is known as a "silent killer" affecting 1 in 8 men throughout the UK. Early diagnosis, screening and treatment is crucial in the role to battle prostate cancer.
From 45 years (40 if a close relative has had prostate cancer), however well you feel, your GP can arrange for you to have an annual PSA blood test. If the GP suspects any problems then he will refer you to have further investigations.
If you are participating in Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, please let us know!
Please see the information below from Prostate Cancer UK.
The following people have a prostate:
- trans women
- non-binary people who were assigned male at birth
- some intersex people.
In the UK, about 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime.
Find out more about your risk.
Check out the Online Risk Checker. Answer three quick questions to get more information on risk.
See and share our infographic on prostate cancer risk.
Across the UK
- Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men.
- More than 47,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year – that's 129 men every day.
- Every 45 minutes one man dies from prostate cancer – that's more than 11,500 men every year.
- 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
- Around 400,000 men are living with and after prostate cancer.
- More than 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year in England.
- More than 9,000 men die from prostate cancer every year in England.
- Every hour, one man dies from prostate cancer in England.
- More than 325,000 men are living with and after prostate cancer in England