Buzzer backs free men's health check
- Wed 15 Jun 2011, 8:56AM
- Posted by David Clayton
The Vascular Alliance and Manchester Urology has enlisted the help of City’s Club Ambassador Mike Summerbee to educate the region’s men about the most common diseases and their symptoms, and to encourage them not to suffer in silence if they have health problems.
Mike, whose father died from Addison’s disease at the age of 39, will be attending The Alexandra Hospital’s men’s health event on 9 July to talk about his experience and will be accompanied by a range of leading specialists at the hospital including cardiologists, urologists and vascular surgeons offering advice and free mini-consultations to males across Greater Manchester.
Mike commented: “I was delighted to be asked to support this worthwhile event at The Alexandra Hospital and would encourage men suffering with health problems to register to have a free mini-consultation with a specialist.”
Diseases of the heart and circulatory system are the UK’s biggest killers and currently account for almost 200,000 deaths every year, with 1 in 5 men dying from heart disease in the UK.
Prostate cancer closely follows, with 35,000 men in Britain diagnosed with this cancer annually yet many men are still unaware of the symptoms of the disease, despite research demonstrating that early detection of prostate cancer can make a big difference in a patient’s outcome.
Consultant Cardiologist Dr Neil Davidson, who will be one of the consultants providing mini-consultations at the men’s health event, added: “As Greater Manchester has one of the highest rates for cardiovascular disease in Britain, which is more prevalent in males than females, it’s important that the region’s men know what symptoms to look out for to ensure early detection and treatment of disease."
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