About our Charity
Cancers we support
Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in men in the UK, expected to be responsible for 29,430 deaths in 2018.
Penile cancer is a rare type of cancer that occurs on the skin of the penis or within the penis. It most commonly affects men over the age of 50
Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths in men, causing more deaths than the next three leading causes—prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, and pancreatic cancer—combined.
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most fatal cancer in men. While the incidence (number of cases) of colon cancer is much lower than that of prostate cancer or even colon cancer, the survival rate remains poor
The combination of colon cancer and rectal cancer is the third leading cancer killer in men. Yet unlike the limited screening available for lung cancer, and the controversies in screening associated with prostate cancer, colon cancer screening for the general population can clearly save lives.
Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct
Cancers of the liver and bile duct are the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men in the UK. It’s important to distinguish “liver cancer” from “metastases to the liver,” as many people who speak of liver cancer are actually referring to cancer that has spread to the liver from other regions of the body.
Leukemia is not one disease but includes acute myeloid leukemia (AML), chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and other forms of leukemia. As a blood-related cancer, symptoms are not usually located in one region as other cancers may be. In addition, symptoms of leukemia often overlap with many other conditions and may include fatigue, feeling weak, easy bruising, bone, and joint pain, and frequent infections. The causes of leukemia vary depending upon the type but can vary broadly from environmental exposures to a genetic predisposition such as with Down’s syndrome.
Esophageal cancer is the seventh most fatal cancer in men in the United Kingdom. There are two primary types of cancer of the esophagus, adenocarcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma, which differ by the types of cell in which the cancer originates. While in the past squamous cell carcinoma was most common, adenocarcinoma is now the most common form of the disease.
Bladder cancer is the eighth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the UK, and the 4th leading cancer diagnosed in men. There are several types of bladder cancer, the most common being transitional cell carcinoma. In roughly 50 percent of men, bladder cancer is diagnosed at a stage when it is considered noninvasive; involving only the inner layer of cells in the bladder. Another 35 percent of men are diagnosed when the disease has grown deeper into bladder tissues, and only 15 percent of the time has the cancer spread to distant organs at the time of diagnosis.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL,) a cancer which begins in lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell, is the ninth most fatal cancer in men. There are over 30 types of NHL which are broken down into two major groups depending upon the type of lymphocytes affected; B cells or T cells. The behavior of these tumors varies widely, with some lymphomas being very slow-growing, while others are very aggressive.
Kidney cancer is the 10th most common cause of cancer-related deaths in men in the UK. Kidney cancer arises in cells of the kidneys, bilateral fist-sized organs that lie behind our other organs in the abdomen. The most common type of kidney cancer, accounting for roughly 90 percent of these cancers, is renal cell carcinoma. Other types include transitional cell carcinoma, Wilms tumor, and renal sarcoma. Symptoms can include blood in the urine, pain or a lump felt on one side of the abdomen, or non-specific symptoms such as fatigue, a fever, or weight loss.
Melanoma is a serious type of skin cancer that develops in the cells that make melanin, the pigment that adds color to skin. By age 65, men are twice as likely to get melanoma than women and three times more likely by age 80. It’s important to let your doctor know if you notice any changes in the size, shape, or color of a mole or freckle, if you have any sores on your skin that don’t heal or if you develop a new mole or lump under your skin. Screening can start with a complete skin self-exam every month, an especially important habit to maintain if you have a family history of melanoma. When melanoma is found and treated early, the cure rate is almost 100%.
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What our participants say
The events team were fantastic, the run started on time, the volunteers were great and a good day was had by all!
The weather was fantastic, the park staff and charity staff were great and I ran a PB!
I ran in the Walsall Arboretum event, it was well organised and gave more of a personal feel than other larger events such as race for life. This is a new charity and I’m proud that I have helped them raise money in their early days.