Men’s Health week is 13th June 2022 until 19th June 2022.
This year’s focus is encouraging men to take some time and make sure your physical and psychological health is good.
I am not sure why, but there is still stereotypical stigma that men are not interested in health information and do not seek medical advice if they have any concerns or issues, so I thought I would take some time to reflect and hopefully raise some awareness regarding prostate cancer as this has recently been brought to my attention.
Most cases occur in men who are 50 years of age or older, however, other factors to consider can be your ethnic group, family history, diet and weight. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. However, it is not known exactly what causes it. When abdominal cells in the prostate gland grow in an uncontrolled manor, prostate cancer can develop and form a malignant tumor. It usually develops slowly and there can be no signs for many years. Symptoms of prostate cancer can include the following;
- Blood in urine
- Blood in semen
- Needing to pee more frequently
- Straining or taking longer while peeing
- Feeling like your bladder has not emptied fully
If you have any concerns regarding the above symptoms, then please do discuss these further with your GP. It is always best to seek medical advice, because early diagnosis and treatment can often result in better outcomes.
There are various medical investigations that your GP can do if you have any concerns or issues relating to prostate cancer which include;
- Urine Sample to check for infection
- Blood Test to test your level of prostate-specific antigen (PAS) called PSA Testing.
- You GP may wish to examine your prostate.
It is very important to take time to make sure you are fit and well. Men’s Health Week is about raising the importance for men taking the time to check themselves and to seek medical advice and/or treatment if needed and not to delay and act now.
Please, if in doubt, speak to your GP.
The Clinical Negligence Team at Youngs Law are aware that where there has been a delayed or misdiagnosed of cancer there is potential to bring a claim for compensation. The delay may well have caused the cancer to worsen and a patients condition to deteriorate with, ultimately poor outcomes from the disease. Youngs Law offers No Win No Fee and this means that if your claim is not unsuccessful, you will not pay us a penny. The firm offers a free initial legal advice to discuss your matter in more detail to consider the prospect of success.
If you have suffered medical negligence or a personal injury in the last 3 years or have any questions relating to those issues, then please do get in contact with myself or one of the firms experienced team at Youngs Law.