Figures for prostate cancer diagnosis in Westmeath county still too high

Prostate cancer figures remain steady in Westmeath at an average of 42 per year. 2009 saw the numbers diagnosed in Westmeath county at 43, still too high with many leaving diagnosis too late. At the launch of the free Astellas Pharma Living with Prostate Cancer information pack the message for men was clear – to avoid late diagnosis visit your GP.

The free information pack is available by calling (01 ) 6697684. With over 2,500 men diagnosed with prostate cancer in Ireland each year, the initial diagnosis period can be difficult for the patient and their family as they try to take in all the information they need. In answer to this Astellas Pharma Co Ltd produced the free prostate cancer information pack which provides easy to read, understandable, friendly, and essential reading for sufferers, family, and friends of those affected with prostate cancer.

Entitled ‘Living with Prostate Cancer’ the patient support pack is available free of charge by calling (01 ) 6697684.

The additional aim of the pack is to heighten awareness of the symptoms in order to encourage potential prostate suffers to seek treatment and increase their knowledge of support services available, and also to be used as a patient information tool.


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