West Ham back Prostate and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

West Ham United and Spire Roding Hospital have teamed up to back Prostate and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
As part of Prostate and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Spire Roding Hospital – West Ham United’s Official Private Hospital – are doing their bit to educate Hammers supporters about the signs to look out for on both forms of the disease.
Prostate Cancer is the the most common cancer in men in the UK, accounting for a quarter of all male cancers. Approximately 37,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, approximately 100 new cases per day. It affects mainly men in late middle age and old age, but the outlook for a man with prostate cancer is good if the disease is caught early before it has spread.
The signs to look out for include
• Poor Urinary Flow
• Passing urine frequently or at night
• Having to reach the toilet in a hurry
If you suffer with any of the symptoms above this may be a sign of Prostate Cancer, although in some cases the Cancer may be present even if there are no urinary symptoms so it’s very important to seek advice if you are worried about your health. The first step is to book an appointment with your GP, he can then advise you if there’s anything that needs investigating.
For more information click here to download Spire Roding’s Prostate Cancer Awareness leaflet.
Ovarian cancer is a cancer that begins in an ovary. About one in every 50 (2%) of women in the UK develops ovarian cancer during her lifetime. The causes of ovarian cancer are not yet completely understood. The risk of developing ovarian cancer is very low in young women and increases as women get older and more than 8 out of 10 (80%) of ovarian cancers occur in women over the age of 50.
When this process begins, symptoms may be vague or not apparent, but they become more noticeable as the cancer progresses. These symptoms may include bloating, pelvic pain, and abdominal swelling, among others. Common areas to which the cancer may spread include the lining of the abdomen, lungs, and liver.
Diagnosis of ovarian cancer starts with a physical examination (including a pelvic examination), a blood test and an ultrasound. If caught and treated in an early stage, ovarian cancer may be curable. Treatment usually includes some combination of surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.
For more information click here to download Spire Roding’s Ovarian Cancer Awareness leaflet.