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NHS Prostate Cancer Screening?

Thursday 13th

Isn't it about time that we had a screening programme for prostate cancer?

Thanks to breast cancer screening for women thousands of lives are saved every year. An effective programme for prosate cancer scanning for men is bound to save thousands of mens lives more. 

I went to the doctor about an unrelated matter and with no symptoms directly associated with prostate cancer, and was 'lucky' to be diagnosed with stage 3 prostate cancer... lucky in the sense that it wasn't stage 4!!! Not so lucky that it wasn't spotted earlier. I'm now 18 months down the road from having chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and for the rest of my life I have to take medicines with horrific side effects. 

Surely routine blood testing would be a good idea for men over forty. The thing is, the simple PSA blood test isn't reliable, producing false positives... but so what, I for one would have been very happy to have a prostate exam, or even a scan or biopsoy to prove it one way or the other, particularly if they had discovered my tumour at stage 1 or 2. 

Can I suggest that you do your own screening... if you're an over forties male go to the doctor and ask for a PSA test. If it comes back with bad news then man up and get the tests done... it may be a false positive, but even if it really is bad news then you still may live to be a grumpy old man. 

Unlike me. 

I'm Riding for Men's Health in The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride

Friday 23rd

I’m sure most of you know that I have prostate cancer. I’ve been through the treatment wringer and I’m alive and kicking a year and a bit after chemotherapy and radiotherapy. I know this may be a disappointment for some of you, but rest assured it will kill me eventually. Maybe it will kill you too! 

My (stage 3) prostate cancer was discovered when I went to the GP with another unrelated problem - I had NO SYMPTOMS! 

Prostate cancer kills more men than breast cancer kills women in 2021 thanks to the NHS breast cancer screening programme. Isn’t it about time men got a prostate cancer screening in the same way? 

I’m not really bothered if you donate or not, but at the very least if you’re an over forties male I strongly urge you to get yourself checked out by your GP before you find yourself looking down the barrel of a shortened life span and living with the big C. Do it today. Do it now! 

On Sunday the 23rd of May, I'm riding in The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride with fellow men and women across the globe to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer and men's mental health on behalf of Movember.

Men die on average 6 years earlier than women and for largely preventable reasons. The number of men that are suffering is growing, and we need to do something about that. So, before I press my tweed and polish my boots, I'm asking you to join me in raising funds and awareness for these causes by donating what you can for this meaningful cause and to help the men we love, live happier and healthier lives.

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Amanda Barker-mill

Good riding Rick! The NHS should make PSA testing and scanning on offer for all men over 40. I will write to my MP. xx Amanda

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Nicholas Barker

Go Rick !

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Steven Richford

Well done! Hope you are now thawed. Best wishes from us both, hope to see you soon

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With our love Jonathan and Emma

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Enjoy the ride, from Clare and the team at Atlas Translations

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Dave Harrison

Nice one mate. Well done.

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Thea Stanway

Well done Rick x

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Chris Harris

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Wow what a brilliant effort Rick! Well done. E & M X

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Laura Templeton

Enjoy the ride! Husband nagged as per instructions.

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Go Rick

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Judith Feltham

Definitely want a photo of the suit!

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Lyn Glover

Go Ricochet! Xx

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Al Gurdon

Go Rick!

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Simon Bastone

Well done mate, worth freezing your outer parts off for. Cheers Simon

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Ashley Jayne

Geddon Rick!

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Piers Basil Guy

Nice one Rick! I will book my check up.

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The Rabbettes

Good luck, Rick, hope your ride goes well! XXXX

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Steve Watt

Here's to a cool ride.

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Tim Baker

Well done Rick, good cause, obviously hasn’t affected your windsurfing

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Millie Forrest

Much, much respect xxx

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Owen Taylor

Hello Rick

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Richard Benwell

Good stuff Rick Keeping making people aware! see you on the water soon.

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Kathryn Muse

Good cause Rick - well done !

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Rose Butterfield

Looking suave! Great cause, screening should be automatic as it is with women’s health. Much love, Rose x

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Gillian Nash

Well done Rick

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Ally & Mike Mackenzie

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Mr Ben Morgan

Ride carefully!

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David & Rosie Ames

Well done Rick - good on ya!

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Good luck 🍀🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️

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Susie Jessop

Great to see you doing this. Xx

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Jonathan Rabbette

Good luck, Rick!

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Karen Castle

Enjoy the ride matey x

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Hannah Wilson

A worthy cause. Enjoy every second.

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Excellent fellow Trumpeteer

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Mike Proctor

Good luck with the ride!

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Polly Gibbons

Good on you Rick! Great stuff 👍 Love, Polly Chris and Florence

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Marcus Whitaker

Happy riding x

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Jeremy Wicks

good one mate

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Kit & Lozza Rabbette

Vroom vroom! Good luck with the ride Rick! Love, Kit and Loz x

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Andy Taylor

Give it some frottle

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Neil Jones

As in life, keep it shiny side up

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Phoebe Hughes

Great cause and great idea to do this. Shame we couldn’t do the party - the best bit of a wedding surely! xxx

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Kathy Bangs

Happy riding!! Love Kathy and Phil XX

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Good luck! :)

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