Memorandum submitted by Mr Fred Walker,
Castleford and District Cancer Self-Help Group
Since presenting myself before you in parliament
"Cancer A Fresh Look" and giving you my presentation
re men's cancers there doesn't appear to be much happening especially
in respect of prostate cancers.
Research into finding prostate cancers in its
early stages to enable treatment to be successful I still feel
is not being addressed adequately.
Making the public aware (self examination) and
what can be done (advertising in places that men frequent) eg
men's toilets, football grounds, night clubs, working men's clubs
etc etc doesn't appear to have been addressed in many parts of
Being on the executive of the above organisation
and discussing men's cancers with men from all over the country
who have had a diagnosis of cancer, like me are convinced that
they feel discriminated against because maybe they are not as
vocal as many women with a diagnosis of cancer.
Mr Fred Walker
7 December 2001