Manchester Withington MP Jeff Smith is supporting ‘Manversation’, a national campaign developed with leading prostate cancer charities to get men talking about prostate cancer.
Following a diagnosis of prostate cancer, small changes in symptoms can be a sign that the cancer is advancing or spreading. The campaign urges men to ensure any changes in symptoms are discussed with a doctor or nurse as soon as possible.
The symptoms of advanced prostate cancer can be difficult to spot – often because people don’t know what to look out for and because they can easily be mistaken for signs of ageing, a busy day, or a simple change in routine.
The campaign highlights the important role friends and family can play in helping to spot small changes and encourage men with prostate cancer to talk to their doctor. Symptoms to look out for include: weight loss, getting tired more easily and/or painful bones.
Commenting on the campaign, Jeff said:
“I am supporting Manversation to help raise awareness amongst friends and family of men with prostate cancer of the need for conversations.
If you know someone who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and you notice a change in their ability to carry out day-to-day tasks, then encourage them to have a conversation with their doctor.”
For further information, guidance and tools, visit www.manversation.co.uk.