giving men a better chance of beating prostate cancer
As of 18 May, the number of COVID-19 cases in the UK has continued to rise. Many people with prostate cancer are understandably worried about how the coronavirus might affect them. The most important thing is to follow the advice of your healthcare team.
Current government advice is people should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or loss/change in your normal sense of smell or taste. For those cancer patients who are shielding (staying at home and avoiding face-to-face contact for at least 12 weeks), it's currently recommended you continue to follow the protection advice until at least the end of June 2020.
We have taken guidance from several cancer charities called the ‘One Cancer Voice’ on the most common questions that people affected by cancer are asking about the coronavirus and you can read this information here.
Cancer clinical trials - Due to the coronavirus outbreak, some clinical trials for cancer patients may stop recruiting new patients for now. Your healthcare team will continue to support and monitor you if you are part of a clinical trial. Talk to your team if you have questions or concerns about a trial you are taking part in.
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For a useful link from the mental health charity Mind, regarding COVID-19 and your wellbeing, click here
Sir Rod Stewart speaking at a fundraising event for the Prostate Project and golf's European Tour Foundation.
He shared that has been given the all-clear after being diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago.
Sir Rod urged men to get checked, adding: "Guys, you've got to really go to the doctor."
Men with male relatives who have had prostate cancer, black men and men over 50 are at higher risk of getting the disease.
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