We're honoured to be in support of Shropshire Breast and Prostate Cancer Services at this year's Rock and Bowl Festival
Shropshire Breast Service since 1989 18,000 patients both men and women visit the service each year. The service specialises in the treatment of all breast conditions and each year the service will deal with more than 500 new breast cancers and benign disease.
Each patient treated by the service is designated with a key worker, which is usually one of the Breast Care Nursing Team. This gives the patient and their families an immediate point of contact for support, advice, information from diagnosis, throughout treatment and follow-up and ensures that a trained specialist is on hand to explain in detail the care that the service provides.
Currently, well women aged between 50 and 70, who are registered with a GP Practice in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, are screened every three years. The aim of breast screening is to detect breast cancer at an earlier stage, often before the woman is aware of any problem. Early detection may mean simpler and more successful treatment.
The service requires funding to update the specialist equipment used.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with over 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year. Prostate cancer usually develops slowly, so there may be no signs you have it for many years.
Symptoms often only become apparent when your prostate is large enough to affect the urethra. Prostate cancer is managed through The Urology department at the Princess Royal Hospital and provides a comprehensive treatment programme comprising of various procedures.
The chances of developing prostate cancer increase as you get older. Most cases develop in men aged 50 or older.
Rock and Bowl Festival is very proud to be supporting both of these amazing units within the local Telford and Wrekin hospital. Their work is crucial for so many, and we hope to raise awareness for both causes.