Prostate sufferers to aid charity research

SIDMOUTH men and others in Devon affected by prostate cancer, families and healthcare professionals are being urged to add their voices to a new national survey.

SIDMOUTH men and others in Devon affected by prostate cancer, families and healthcare professionals are being urged to add their voices to a new national survey.

The Prostate Cancer Charity wants people to complete a short questionnaire to help it better understand what areas those affected by prostate cancer feel more research is needed.

The survey hopes to discover if there are issues surrounding the causes, diagnosis, treatment and care of men with prostate cancer to help identify critical gaps in knowledge about the disease.

Clara McKay, director of operations and marketing communications at The Prostate Cancer Charity, said: "Historically prostate cancer has suffered from a legacy of neglect, which still needs to be urgently addressed.


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"Only by listening to the views of men and their families affected by prostate cancer can we really understand where research into the disease needs to be directed."

The charity puts some �1,000,000 into research each year and the survey will show where to direct future funds.

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The 13-question survey, takes about 10 minutes to complete, and is available to download from www.prostate-cancer.org.uk/research. A hard copy can be obtained by calling 020 8222 7622.

Closing date for the survey is Friday, October 16.

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