Sir David Amess was delighted to formally launch 'Prost8' in Parliament. Following formal registration in March 2019, the charity is now working hard to increase awareness of, and raise funds for the treatment of prostate cancer.
1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lives, and 12,000 die each year from the disease. Prost8 works closely with partners in the USA to increase the awareness and prevalence of non-invasive, or minimally invasive treatments. This year, roughly 8000 men with early forms of the cancer will be treated using techniques which will significantly impact their lifestyle.
Prost8 champions the use of treatment methods such as High Intensity Focal Ultrasound. While it is already available to patients using the NHS, it is only accessed by 1% of sufferers, with the vast majority not knowing it exists. The charity is now fundraising so that they can provide each of the UK cancer care regions with the necessary equipment to perform these alternative treatments.
If you would like more information, or to donate to the charity, information is readily available online.