Wednesday , February 8 2023

Prostate Cancer Month: The community is encouraged to engage in active activities


In November, not only in Lithuania, but also throughout Europe, is designed to prevent prostate cancer. This year, these three organizations are united to reach the common goal of raising the issue of men, speaking more loudly and involving as many citizens as possible in active prostate cancer treatment activities. One of the most important is the "Uava Runaway" event last November for men, not just men.

Prostate cancer in Europe today is diagnosed with 450,000 men. The diagnosis of men with prostate cancer in Lithuania is up to 500. In early stage clasting, there are no obvious symptoms, therefore men are encouraged to have a prostatic-specific antigen (PSA) test, even if they feel great.

Pauls Rakštys, head of the Prostate Cancer Treatment Society, believes that prostate cancer is more and more diagnosed in the younger age, so not only older men need to worry about their health.

"Earlier, due to this disease, it was necessary to check after age 50. Today prostate cancer research is required for more than 40 years, especially for those with family members who have cancer," says P. Rakštys.

Every year various activities are held in November to encourage men to perform PSA tests in order not to be afraid to speak loudly about prostate cancer and to encourage their health to care for their loved ones.

This year, three organizations – Prostate Cancer Society, Bearded November and U.S. fled – have teamed up to raise awareness of prostate cancer prevention this year.

The last, for the fourth consecutive year, was the final bearded event of November, which began with friends' races and became an annual tradition in which over a hundred participants participated.

"In March, all marathons are over, people are moving less, so we thought it was a great time to grow rabbits and mustaches and spend an hour on the last Sunday of the month to run. The main idea is that if you can find time, To come to the event, you can spend an hour and attend a doctor the next day, "says Modest Bacys, one of the US Running organizers.

Interest in this event is increasing every year. This year's route is being prepared at the Botanical Gardens of the University of Vilnius on November 25th. It is expected to attract as many as 500 participants. The initiative is sponsored by the pharmaceutical companies Ipsen and Sanofi.

Not only men, but also women and children, are invited to the Ufa Running event. "We are waiting for anyone who can spread a report on prostatic cancer prevention in their relatives. After all, women and children can encourage the family to research," says Bacis.

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