Falkirk area residents urged to heed Prostate Cancer Awareness Month message

Falkirk district residents are being urged to familiarise themselves with the symptoms of prostate cancer as part of an awareness initiative.

By Jonathon Reilly
Friday, 12th March 2021, 10:49 am

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month runs throughout March to bring focus and attention to the disease, which affects one in eight men in their lifetime and is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK.

More than 3000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year in Scotland.

Linlithgow and East Falkirk MP Marty Day said: “Prostate cancer mainly affects men over 50, with your risk increasing with age.

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Martyn Day, Linlithgow and Falkirk East MP.

“However, it is imperative that we all familiarise ourselves with the signs and symptoms and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is the ideal opportunity to do just that.

“I know during the pandemic many people have been reluctant to visit their GP, however, it’s imperative you contact your doctor straight away if you’re worried about cancer.

“The NHS remains open for everyone, and you should not delay accessing any help you might need.”

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