AICR Prostate Cancer Petition - closes 21st Feb

Moved from chit chat which I don’t think is the right forum.

Hi,

My previous post seems to have disappeared with the site upgrade. I again apologise for posting this petition on this site but there is a close link between breast and prostate cancer and I have myself lost my cousin to breat cancer.

16 months ago I was diagnosed with aggresive prostate cancer aged 54 via a routine blood test (PSA) via my GP, I had no symptoms and was lucky(ish). I advised my friends to have a PSA test and all were told by their doctor that as they had experienced no symptoms (problems with water works) it was not necessary. Most men with early prostate cancer have no symptoms at all, it is only when the tumor has grown that symptoms are experienced.

Around 35,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year and 10,000 men will die of the desease. Currently in the UK there are no routine screening programmes for prostate cancer.

I am supporting the following petiton on the Prime Minister’s on-line Number 10 web site which closes on Feb 21st to help raise awareness of prostate cancer.

The Association for International Cancer Research petition supporting their ‘more tests, fewer deaths’ camapign has 1,286 signatures including many doctors and nurses
petitions.number10.gov.uk/AICRPSACampaign/

Thanks and good luck to everyone is their personal battles, Col
Please remember to click on the link emailed to you to complete your signing (you should see your name at the bottom of the list).

Here’s the link to your old thread
breastcancercare.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=19208

Thanks mrsblue, I thought the friends and family forum had been removed.

The Association for International Cancer Research petition closes TODAY Sat the 21st of February

The petition is supported by the AICR who in December advised that the total of on-line/off-line signatures was 18,807 and they were hoping to reach 20,000. The on-line petition has since added 400 signatures and I hope we can add more to ensure the 20,000 total is reached.

The AICR are working on how to approach the UK Governments and other prostate Cancer charities and I hope there will be a fair amount of publicity including the broader issues.

The AICR petition supporting thier ‘More Tests, Fewer Deaths’ campaign currently has 1,405 signatures, including many doctors & nurses. So if there is anyone you can think who could sign please pass on.

petitions.pm.gov.uk/AICRPSACampaign

Please remember to click on the link emailed to you to complete your signing (you will see your name at the bottom of the list). Thanks again.

Col