M&S has proudly supported Prostate Cancer UK for nine years. In that time, we have raised over £2 million to support the charity's helpline, the only one of its kind in the UK, giving men diagnosed with a prostate problem unlimited time to talk over treatment options with one of the charity's specialist nurses.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK with over 40,000 men diagnosed every year and one man dying every hour. It affects almost as many men as breast cancer affects women. Despite being the most common cancer, it is a disease which regularly hits men out of the blue, either because they know little of the disease prior to diagnosis or due to a lack of symptoms. In fact, 9/10 adults do not know what the prostate does. There is no reliable test and treatment can be inconsistent with painful and embarrassing side effects.
Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. They support men and provide vital information. They also find answers by funding research into causes and treatments; and they lead change, raising awareness of the disease and improving care.
During the charity’s Men United campaign (29th January – 31st March 2015), M&S will be encouraging its customers to join the team by selling the charity’s distinctive ‘Man of Men’ pin badges in its Menswear departments.
To find out more about prostate cancer, visit www.prostatecanceruk.org
or call the confidential helpline on 0800 0748383 to speak to a specialist nurse.