WHAT WE DO -
GET MEN & GP's ON THE CASE
Mancheck's work is at the front end of prostate cancer survival, with two distinct aims:
1: There are nearly 12,000 UK deaths annually from prostate cancer, overtaking breast cancer, and on track to eventaully become the biggest single cause of all cancer deaths. In the absence of a national screening programme Mancheck focuses on timely detection of prostate cancer by informing men of the alternatives available to them. Mancheck supports the small charities that have become highly proficient in PSA testing.
- Manage your own screening ACTION PLAN
- Be SYMPTOMS ALERT !
2: To fight COMPLACENCY and APATHY, often caused by lack of KNOWLEDGE. We encourage GP's to apply the latest NHS-NICE referral protocols to men presenting symptoms or asking for screening.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT
MOST MEN WANT TO LIVE !
Here at Mancheck you are able to learn about your prostate;
where it is and what it does - millions of men haven't a clue!
And by the way it's your PROS-TATE (pros-teyt, as in Tate Modern) not prostrate,
Cutting through the mismatch of information and conflicting messages being given to men, reaching out to high risk ethnic groups, men, & women. The NHS and cancer charities creating AWARENESS is all very good but when men follow-up on their prostate health they often receive mixed messages and negativity about screening and treatments. This can result in delayed diagnosis and treatment.
Campaign the NHS
Mancheck campaigns for targeted screening now that reliable techniques that reduce biopsy dependency, sepsis risk, and over-treatment have become available. Mancheck also encourages GP's to take note of the latest NHS patient referral criteria (PCRMP) & medical experts' Consensus Statements