Dudley Wood Surgery to Promote Prostate Cancer Awareness Through Live Music Event

Dudley Wood Surgery will be hosting a Prostate Cancer Awareness Event on 21st March 2023 which aims to promote early detection of the disease.

The initiative which has been supported by a host of local NHS organisations as well as Prostate Cancer UK, a UK-wide charity solely focused on beating the disease, will begin at 2 pm and be attended by the Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Sue Greenaway.

The hour-long event provides attendees with the opportunity to hear music from renowned Jazz, Blues, and Gospel musician Bobby KP Woods. Bobby, who has a personal experience, will also be sharing his story and encouraging others to take action.

On the day, healthcare professionals will also be on hand. This includes Urology Specialist Nurses, who will discuss the process of checking for prostate cancer, along with Nurses from Prostate Cancer UK who will provide further information and direct people to appropriate risk checker tools.

Bobby KP Woods said:

"I want to share my story - We need to raise awareness about this disease and let men know that a quick and easy check-up can save their lives. By coming together, we can make a real difference.

“It’s no joke, I have a song which says `let’s do it in the name of love`, that’s what this is all about, helping men and giving them information that can keep them alive and well.”

According to Dr Gurmukh Kalsi, a GP at Dudley Wood Surgery:

"Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer affecting men, but with early detection and treatment, the survival rate is high. This event is an excellent opportunity to educate the community about prostate cancer and to encourage men to take care of their health."

Dr Richard Bramble, Joint Acting Medical Director at Dudley Integrated Health and Care (DIHC), said:

“The purpose of DIHC is to connect with the people of Dudley, embrace our diversity and support them to live longer, healthier lives.

“DIHC has been working with surgeries across Dudley to promote early detection and early treatment of cancer and other diseases. It is great to see Dudley Wood Surgery taking this initiative to encourage men to think about prostate cancer detection.

“There are, sadly, real inequalities between men and women in cancer detection and survival, and we’d encourage all Dudley men to think about their health and come forward whenever they get invitations for health checks, annual reviews, and bowel cancer screening. A stitch in time often saves nine!”

This event is free to attend and open to all, but with a specific focus on men aged 45 and over. Dudley Wood Surgery will remain open on the day as normal with business as usual.

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Date: Tuesday 21st March 2023

Time: 2 pm

Where: Dudley Wood Surgery, 10 Quarry Road, Dudley DY2 0EF