The EVOC Red Book

The online directory to find third sector Organisations, and their services across Edinburgh

IMPORTANT

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Organisation Details

Address GF4 21-23 Hill Street
City/County EDINBURGH
Post Code EH2 3JP
Locality South East 
Telephone 0131 226 8157
Website http://www.prostatescotland.org.uk
Email info@prostatescotland.org.uk
Activities
  • Advice/Information
  • Education/Learning/Training
  • Health
  • Men
Description

We are a Scottish charity set up in 2006 to provide information, advice and help on prostate health and diseases of the prostate. It Mainly affects men over 65 but it can affect men in their forties. Nearly 1 in 2 men in Scotland will be affected by prostate disease at some stage of their lives and 1 in 12 will develop prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in Scotland.

Prostate Scotland aims to provide men and their families and partners with information about the prostate, specifically:

- What it does
- What can go wrong with it
- What can be done about it

The more men who are aware of their prostate, what to look out for and how to seek help, the greater the numbers of those who can be treated. Encouragingly, survival rates have improved significantly over the past 10 years.

What we do...

- Provide information about the prostate and its diseases
- Increase awareness and improve education, support and provision for prostate issues
- Influence policy and promote research and treatment developments on prostate issues across Scotland

Since our establishment, we have developed a range of information for men and their families and partners, held a major conference with the Royal College of Surgeons and Royal Society of Medicine, and are developing awareness work right across Scotland. We work closely with a range of partner organisations in the health and cancer field, as well as with government and parliamentarians.

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