Tenovus, Wales' leading cancer charity visited Trade Centre Wales to conduct a range of health checks as part of Male Cancer Awareness Month.
Every year around 9,000 men are diagnosed with cancer, that?s over 22 men every day in Wales alone, resulting in 5,000 deaths. Many of these deaths could have been prevented through early detection. Tenovus? Tackle It! campaign aims to raise awareness of male cancer and encourage more men to seek help with their health concerns.
Steve Richards, Financial Director at Trade Centre Wales said:
?We are really pleased to have Tenovus cancer charity with us for the day. Our workforce is 90% male and we would like to encourage the men that work for us to look after their health. Tenovus health check is a great tool to encourage men to do this.?
Richard Pugh, Community Development Manager at Tenovus said,
?Early detection is the key to battling cancer. Every Wednesday Tenovus? Mobile Cancer Support Unit visits different locations across Wales to carry out health checks to help detect early signs and risks of developing cancer. We are coming to Trade Centre Wales to raise awareness of cancer in men and encourage them to engage with their health services.?
Men are more likely to be smokers, drink more alcohol and tend to have worse diets; all of these lifestyle choices can increase their risk of developing cancer and are preventable.
Also, men are less likely to seek medical advice and support if they suspect something is wrong and potentially miss out on vital early treatment. This lack of early diagnosis is resulting in men dying of ignorance.
If you would like more information on the Tenovus Health Check please visit www.tenovus.org.uk
Earlier this year Trade Centre Wales Director Mark Bailey supported Tenovus & The Born Free Foundation by purchasing a Super Dragon in a charity auction, read about the auction here