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In a recent article in Prostate UK it states that new figures from the Office of National Statistics show men in some areas of England are five times more likely to die from prostate cancer than others, with the gap between the best and the worst performing parts of the country increasing by 45%. At least 96 of England’s 529 parliamentary constituencies have a death rate from prostate cancer more than 25% above the England average (25 deaths per 100,000 population). Sadly it would appear that the inequalities are still linked to socio-economic factors with Leeds West, Bury North and Wallasey Wirral among the worst performing constituencies. 

 Many Prostate Cancer sufferers have experienced difficulties obtaining holiday insurance cover. An (E111) The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) can be used to cover any necessary medical treatment due to either an accident or illness within the European Economic Area. You can also get information from MacMillan Cancer Support. www.macmillan.org.uk .Prostate Cancer UK also as information on holidays and travel.  http: prostatecanceruk/ourpublications . Also see InsureBlue  part of the Blue Ribbon Foundation Charity. 

Recommended diet for the prostate.  Lycopene is found in tomatoes (particularly cooked and processed tomatoes) other red foods, watermelon, pink grapefruit, guava and papaya. Pomegranate juice is also thought to be beneficial as well, plus green tea. Drink a glass every day. 

UK Prostate Link www.prostate-link.org.uk is a  high quality information website. That assesses all the major website's for searches and questions about Prostrate Cancer.

 It has been proposed that a new £95m Cancer Centre for Cheshire and Merseyside is to be built adjacent to the new The Royal Liverpool University Hospital. The case for this proposal includes the integration of non-surgical cancer services alongside an acute hospital providing additional medical support for those in-patients who require this during their cancer treatment; locating specialist cancer teams on a single site; improved access for the majority of Clatterbridge Cancer Centre patients (67%) who live north of the River Mersey; a greater potential for research and development with Cancer Research UK laboratories and University of Liverpool research facilities on or adjacent to Liverpool Royal Hospital. Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Wirral will still be treating patients from the Wirral and Cheshire.

Transforming Cancer Care Clatterbridge Cancer NHS Foundation Trust  – will continue to be updated with news and information about the project.  Clatterbridge Cancer Center  new specialist cancer hospital and research centre in the heart of Liverpool have been given resounding approval from patients, the public and local authorities in the region.

Contact details of local Continence Services.

Wirral Integrates Continence Service. To make a appointment 0151 643 5330 or through your GP or healthcare professional.


Cheshire & Chester. Kenny Henderson, Community Urology Lead Nurse, Cheshire & Wirral Partnership Trust. To make a appointment go through your GP. 



 Maggies  Merseyside at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Bebington, Wirral, Merseyside CH63 4JY. Cancer support specialists for friendly support and advice. Tel: 0151 334 4301 www.maggiescentres.org/onlinecentre   

 

Maggie’s Merseyside at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 4JY.


Are holding 6 weeks courses on Living with Prostate Cancer.  For more information and bookings Tel 0151 334 4301.



 





 

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