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Men’s Health Week

Hi everyone, and welcome to this week’s blog!

14th June marks the start of Men’s Health Week.  It is a known fact that men are very reluctant to visit their G.P. if they suspect they may have a problem or just for a routine check up, many men ignore important symptoms through embarrassment or fear.  In the UK about 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, the risk factors are;

  • Getting older, it mainly affects men aged 50 or over
  • Having a family history of prostate cancer
  • Being black
  • Most men with early prostate cancer don’t have any symptoms, however if you do experience the following problems it is best to get checked out with your Doctor, it could be a sign of a very common non-cancerous problem, but still a good idea to get it checked out.
  • Passing urine more often
  • Getting up in the night to wee
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Urgency
  • Blood in urine or semen
  • Erectile dysfunction

There is no routine screening in the UK like there is for women for cervical and breast cancer, however if you are a man over 50, have risk factors or have developed symptoms that you are concerned about, PLEASE get yourself to your G.P.

The prostate cancer UK website is an excellent source of information: https://prostatecanceruk.org/

I am off until 18th July 2021, however for the period of 18th-25th July, every booking I do, I will make a donation to Prostate Cancer UK……….”Together, we can beat Prostate cancer”

Ps….I will be in my new permanent location in Fitzrovia, London from 18th July.