1 in 8 men get prostate cancer.

October 30th, 2014 by Dr Wheeler


Prostate cancer is a big deal.  Many of my patients over the years have had to deal with the diagnosis, including several men around the island of North Uist at this moment in time.

It is very common – especially as men get older, but there remain a lot of unanswered questions about how it should be dealt with:

How do we work out if a man has it?  Who needs treated when they are diagnosed?  What is the best treatment to use in those who are treated?

We really need to focus more time and money on the problem to help improve cure rates and reduce the burden of the disease in our communities – so i hope you will help support me in raising a bit of money for ‘Movember’.

I am growing a mustache for the month of November to support this charity. It focuses on helping progress various men’s health issues including prostate disease.

Please don’t laugh at my hairy top lip over the next few weeks – and if you want to contribute, follow the link below and make a donation.  Sponsorship forms will also be in the surgery.

Here is the link for donations:  http://mobro.co/docwheelernorthuist

Go to:   http://uk.movember.com/mens-health/prostate-cancer    if you want more info on prostate cancer.

If you, or someone you know, has noticed trouble peeing over the past few months or weeks, or need to get up at night a lot to use the loo, or have noticed any blood in their urine, please get in touch with us in the practice so we can get things checked out.

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