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Ignoring prostate cancer won’t beat it
Follow Ding Dings on our epic bike ride Football to Amsterdam from Barnsley to help raise awareness and money for Prostate Cancer UK.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, except for skin cancer. This year, an estimated 161,360 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. For unknown reasons, the risk of prostate cancer is 74% higher in black men than in non-Hispanic white men. Most prostate cancers (92%) are found when the disease is confined to the prostate and nearby organs. This is referred to as the local or regional stage.
The 5-year survival rate tells you what percent of men live at least 5 years after the cancer is found. Percent means how many out of 100. The 5-year survival rate for most men with local or regional prostate cancer is almost 100%. Ninety-eight percent (98%) are alive after 10 years, and 96% live for at least 15 years. For men diagnosed with prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, the 5-year survival rate is 29%.
Prostate cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States. It is estimated that 26,730 deaths from this disease will occur this year. Although the number of deaths from prostate cancer continues to decline among all men, the death rate remains more than twice as high in black men than any other group. A man’s individual survival depends on the type of prostate cancer and the stage of the disease.
It is important to remember that statistics on the survival rates for men with prostate cancer are an estimate. The estimate comes from annual data based on the number of men with this cancer in the United States. Also, experts measure the survival statistics every 5 years. So the estimate may not show the results of better diagnosis or treatment available for less than 5 years. People should talk with their doctor if they have questions about this information.
We were 3 blokes from Nottingham looking for a another challenge on a bike, 4 years ago a number of us rode from Paris back to Nottingham, wanting to do another big ride but not having the hassle of booking flights, ferries and hotels; we came across Football to Amsterdam and thought we would give it a go, it turned out to be the best thing we’ve done on a bike; not only having fun along the way and making new friends, we as a group of Northern and Southern riders made over £600.000.
We have decided to do it again and not just the three of us this time, we are combining forces with the hope of having a large group similar to that of the Wigan Crew, with a larger cycling group we are hoping that this will open doors to bigger sponsors from local business and football clubs.
Our total raised so far:
Football to Amsterdam 2018