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Take 30 seconds to check your prostate cancer risk this weekend

Club proud to support Prostate Cancer UK.

5 January 2022

Wycombe Wanderers are pleased to support Prostate Cancer UK for this weekend's League 1 fixture against Sunderland, and encourage men to undergo a 30-second online risk checker to boost the chances of catching any cancer symptoms early so they can be treated.

The club have proudly supported the charity for a number of years, particularly in the period in which Prostate Cancer UK were the official charity partner of the EFL.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men; in fact, one man dies as a result of prostate cancer every 45 minutes in the UK.

One in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime; this raises to one in four for black men.

Prostate cancer mainly affects men over 50 and the risk increases with age. But the risk is higher for black men or men with a family history of prostate cancer, so they may wish to speak to their GP from age 45.

And to help men find out whether they are at increased risk of developing the disease, Prostate Cancer UK has launched an online risk checker, available at prostatecanceruk.org/riskcheck, where men can check their own risk in 30 seconds.

Anyone with concerns about prostate cancer may contact Prostate Cancer UK's Specialist Nurses in confidence on 0800 074 8383 or online via the Live Chat instant messaging service: www.prostatecanceruk.org.The Specialist Nurse phone service is free to landlines and open from 9am to 8pm on Monday, 9am to 6pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10am to 8pm on Wednesdays.

So please spend 30 seconds this weekend to take the risk checker and assess your options. This might be while riding the bus to the ground, queuing for a beer, waiting for a goal-kick or passing the time at half-time.

Around 400,000 men are living with and after prostate cancer. Prostate cancer often has no symptoms so men shouldn’t wait to see changes before they act.

Visit prostatecanceruk.org now to help beat this disease.


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