Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Each year around 47,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, and as a result of the disease approximately 11,000 men will die each year. In most cases prostate cancer can be undetected for several years because it may cause few symptoms, although sometimes it can progress more quickly and spread to different parts of the body.

According to the possible symptoms of prostate cancer may include:

  • Slow or weak flow of urine
  • Urinating more frequently or urgently than usual
  • Difficulty starting to urinate
  • Pain or burning sensation when urinating
  • Unexplained urinary infection

It is recommended that if a man has any of these symptoms they should attend their GP.

Orchid is the UK’s leading charity working with anyone affected by or interested in male cancer: prostate, testicular and penile cancer. Their aim is to save men’s lives from male cancer by providing a range of support services, education and awareness campaigns, and a pioneering world-class research programme.

There are a variety of ways for you to get in touch with Orchid including:

  • Post: ORCHID, 231-233 North Gower Street, London, NW1 2NR
  • Orchid National Male Cancer Helpline: 0808 802 0010
  • Email:
  • Website:

Between 9th and 15th April 2018 the tenth Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Week will take place. During this week Orchid will be taking the opportunity to raise awareness of these male specific cancers together with providing practical advice, support, and information on male cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment. Orchid will be undertaking a range of activities including:

  • Launching a new report entitled “Prostate Cancer Britain’s Growing Problem”, calling for urgent action to tackle the most common cancer in men in the UK.
  • Publishing the results of an independent survey into the general awareness of male specific cancers.
  • Roadshows and health information events.
  • Raising awareness.
  • The annual Orchid River Run on 11 April 2018 along the River Thames.

For more information please visit Orchid’s website: or contact them on: 0203 745 7310.

Wolferstans is fully supportive of the Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Week and more information can be found on our website:

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