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Prostate cancer is a disease which affects men, but it’s something we all need to be aware of.
Almost 12,000 men die from it in the UK each year - that's one man every 45 minutes.
It’s become the most common cancer in men and is set to become the most commonly diagnosed cancer of all in the UK in 2030.
One in eight men here will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives and men aged 50 or over, black and those with a family history of it are more at risk.
Treatment can cause other long-term problems, and like any cancer, it also has a knock-on effect on partners, family and friends.
However by knowing the symptoms and taking a stand, we can help tackle the disease together.
That’s why Lincolnshire Co-op is backing Prostate Cancer UK.
Together with its members, Lincolnshire Co-op is fundraising for the charity through its Community Champions scheme from now until June.
Support and fundraising for the charity will come in all sorts of ways, from fundraising quiz nights at four major football grounds to sales of pin badges in store.
Every time a member shops in a Lincolnshire Co-op outlet, a donation will be made through the Community Champions scheme. Colleague fundraising and the carrier bag levy will also go into the pot.
Generous holidaymakers can also make a donation when booking in Lincolnshire Co-op’s travel outlets, and the Society’s pharmacies will give information leaflets and advice.
And while this support goes on, there’ll be more blogs on Lincolnshire Co-op’s website and social media channels with information about the disease and its symptoms, stories and helpful links.
Together, we can call time on prostate cancer.
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