- Posted by: Joyce Watson MS
- Category: Feature
Assembly Member Joyce Watson this week attended the launch of a new group that aims to raise awareness of prostate cancer in Pembrokeshire.
Mrs Watson joined the Friends of Prostate Cymru Pembrokeshire at a special event held at the Mariners Hotel in Haverfordwest on Tuesday (15 April). She said:
“Community groups like Friends of Prostate Cymru Pembrokeshire are crucial in the fight against cancer.
“Shockingly, prostate cancer is 17% more common in Welsh men than English men. It is the commonest cancer in Welsh men – more than 550 die from the disease each year.
“Early diagnosis is critical, so it is vital that people are aware of the facts and recognise the symptoms. And if you are a man of 48 years of age or older, consider having a prostate gland examination by your GP together with a discussion about a prostate blood test (PSA).”