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WHEN it comes to prostate cancer men are confused. I certainly was.

WHEN it comes to prostate cancer men are confused. I certainly was. There’s so much uncertainty surrounding the diagnosis and treatment it’s enough to scare most men.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. Over 35,000 men are diagnosed each year. After my diagnosis seven years ago I chose to have surgery to remove my prostate. But what happens next?

For women who have surgery for breast cancer the next step is usually radiotherapy. But for men, what to do after surgery is a grey area.

Cancer Research UK and the Medical Research Council are running a clinical trial called RADICALS for men who have had surgery to remove their prostate.

It is running at a number of hospitals in the West Midlands region including Alexandra Hospital, Redditch, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield. Anyone who is interested in finding out more about the trial can contact their local cancer treatment hospital or GP.

Denis Law via e-mail

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Value for money

WHY nothing about the EU in the budget, when our membership is costing the British people an arm and a leg?

If the public are to believe membership and cost of belonging to the EU is beneficial then Government should commission an independent and impartial cost/benefit analysis, especially now! We do have a recession!

What does the LIB/CON government intend to do - they cannot keep turning a blind eye to EU costs.

Josie Herbert Pensioner SPC

 

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