GWH nurses launch prostate cancer awareness roadshows

Posted: February 2, 2015

From Saturday 7 February

Local people are invited to learn about the symptoms of prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men in the UK, at a series of roadshows taking place across Swindon.

Specialist nurses from the Great Western Hospital are teaming up with Prostate Cancer UK to host the roadshows which kick off on Saturday 7 February, 10.00am-2.00pm, Emlyn Square, Railway Village.

Most of the 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year develop in men aged 50 or older. In the UK, about 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives.

Older men, men with a family history of prostate cancer and black men are more at risk.

The cancer usually develops slowly so it's important to be aware of possible symptoms such as problems urinating. 

Specialist urology nurses will be on hand to provide information on symptoms, causes and living with prostate cancer. 

Samantha Richards, Uro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, said: "It's important that people are aware of the symptoms of prostate cancer and talk to their GP if they have any concerns.

"This is chance for us to talk to local people about prostate cancer, offer friendly, confidential advice and answer any questions.

"We can also direct you to further information and support.

"Pop along and find out more!"

Event dates 

  • Saturday 7 February
    Emlyn Square, Railway Village, Swindon
  • Saturday 14 March
    Punjabi Centre, Sikh Temple,  Kembrey Street, Swindon
  • Saturday 11 April
    Brunel Centre (near House of Fraser),  Town Centre, Swindon

Further information

For more details please email

See also the Prostate Cancer UK website (

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