Prostate Cancer Awareness Presentation
Yate Active Centre
Entry from 6.45pm - limited seating. Held in the Party Room.
The Yate and Frome Valley Patient Groups have joined together to organise a Q&A session that will give men the opportunity to find out more about Prostate Cancer and its symptoms and treatment.
Would I have any prostate cancer symptoms? Should I have a PSA test? These are some of the questions that men need to know the answers to, but many men may not have even thought of asking them.
In the UK, about 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives. 129 men in the UK are diagnosed every day and every 45 minutes 1 man dies and yet it's a cancer that can be totally treatable.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, yet it usually develops slowly, so there may be no signs for many years. One of the main reasons why it is so prevalent is that men don’t like getting tested and tend to resist visiting their GP, which would make them aware of any underlying problem.
Mr Anthony Koupparis, a leading Consultant Urological Surgeon, will answer questions about the condition and its treatment, including the robotic surgery in which he specialises and which results in less blood loss, less pain and shorter recovery times.
Mr Koupparis works as part of the team at Bristol Urology Associates (BUA), which, in line with its progressive approach to care, works at the forefront of modern urological developments.
Yate and Frome Valley Patient Group is a newly formed network of Patient Participation Groups, which has been set up to mirror the Primary Care Network in which GP surgeries in Yate and Frome Valley are working more closely together.
This is the first event for this patient group and we are hoping that there will be good support from patients for what is a very relevant and important health issue. We're encouraging men and their families to come along and ask questions or just listen and learn.