The Prostate Practice helped raise awareness of prostate cancer when consultant urologist, Mr Tim Briggs appeared on BBC Three Counties Radio today.
Mr Briggs joined afternoon show presenter Nick Coffer, who had a personal interest in the topic as the disease has affected his own family.
About 40,000 men are diagnosed in the UK each year. In addition to clarifying exactly what prostate cancer is, Mr Briggs explained why the disease is becoming more prevalent and how PSA tests work.
The show promoted public awareness talks which The Prostate Practice is running at Spire Harpenden Hospital tomorrow evening, and at Spire Bushey Hospital on Wednesday 26th March.
Cancer Partners UK’s past-patient, Lionel Leventhal, was also on air explaining how his prostate cancer was diagnosed, despite him not experiencing any symptoms. He spoke of his subsequent image guided radiotherapy treatment at Elstree Cancer Centre, and shared some anecdotes from his cancer journey.
Mr Briggs and Lionel will both be attending the awareness evening at Spire Bushey Hospital, along with representatives from the FOPS – Friends of Prostate Sufferers – a Hertfordshire-based support group.
Anyone – male or female - interested in attending either event should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on 020 8185 7190.
Click here to hear Mr Briggs and Lionel on Nick Coffer’s BBC Three Counties Radio show.