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Prostate cancer blog: Leaders Join Together For Prostate Cancer

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Nov 3, 2005

Leaders Join Together For Prostate Cancer

Leaders Join Together For Prostate Cancer
No one knows the exact causes of prostate cancer. Doctors can seldom explain why one man develops the disease and another does not.

Tony Blair, Michael Howard and Charles Kennedy, the leaders of the three main political parties have tied up together for the improvement in the cure of prostate cancer.

At the National Prostate Cancer Conference which is going to be held in London shortly, the "Audio Day Motion" recordings will be played. Invitation has also been forwarded to other MPs and lords for adding their voice to the recordings.

Prostate cancer is supposed to be UK's biggest killer of men and all the participants have in common a weakness to the disease.

It has been estimated that 30,000 men are affected by prostate cancer in a year out of which one third die from it.

The Prostate Cancer Charter for Action was formed in the year 2003. This Charter for Action is made up of 22 charities and organisations which includes the Prostate Cancer Charity and Cancer Research UK.

Sandy Tyndale-Biscoe, a patient of prostate cancer spoke for the Prostate Cancer Charter for Action and complimented the politicians who are putting their efforts to improve the services.

He also said that there is a long way to go as many men suffering from prostate cancer still get a poor deal. And since there is a prospect to change this historically, tackling prostate cancer should be the main concern for us.

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Prostate cancer
The prostate gland is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum in male. The tube that carries urine runs through the prostate. The prostate contains cells that make some of the seminal fluid. This fluid protects and nourishes the sperm. Prostate cancer usually starts in the gland cells of the prostate. This kind of cancer is known as adenocarcinoma. Prostate cancer is usually a slow disease, but sometimes it can grow fast and spread quickly to other organs.

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