TENA Men & Prostate Cancer UK Partnership

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TENA Men have joined forces with Prostate Cancer UK to tackle the stigma surrounding male bladder weakness.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer, with around 400,000 living with and after the disease, and it’s now the most diagnosed of all cancers in the UK. 
We understand the struggle faced by men during and after their treatment for prostate cancer. This can include urinary incontinence as a result of prostate removal, or other treatment such as radiotherapy. 
Through the partnership we hope to help men live well today and build a future where men’s lives are no longer limited by prostate cancer. 
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Urinary leakage after prostate cancer treatment

A many as 1 in 2 men who have a radical prostatectomy (surgery to remove the prostate) following a prostate cancer diagnosis, may experience urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence following prostate cancer treatment is common due to the nerves and muscles that control urination becoming damaged. Speak to your doctor if you're starting treatment to find out more about the possible side effects, as each treatment can result in different urinary problems.
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Read the stories from Peter, Martin and Richard, men who are dealing with urine leakage and have learned how to take control of their lives again.
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Throughout March & April 2023, we will be donating 10p per pack of TENA Men sold in UK wide retailers and online to Prostate Cancer UK

We will also donate 10,000 TENA Men products to be included within Prostate Cancer UK’s surgery support packs, which help men prepare for surgery and deal with any problems with  after their catheter is removed. For more information about these one-off supply packs, visit Prostate Cancer UK’s website here.

About prostate cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK are the largest men’s health charity in the UK. They have a simple ambition – to save and improve the lives of men affected by prostate cancer. 
They are the driving force in prostate cancer research in the UK. 
They invest millions into research to find better ways to diagnose prostate cancer and improve treatments to help men live long and live well. 
They work with the NHS to make sure men get access to these breakthrough tests and treatments, and influence government decision makers to improve men’s outcomes and experiences.  
Prostate Cancer UK help men make informed choices about prostate cancer. They spread the word about who is at risk of prostate cancer, especially to those at higher risk, through their award-winning online Risk Checker tool.  
1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer and many will experience urinary problems as a side effect of their treatment. Prostate Cancer UK understands the struggle faced by men during and after their treatment for prostate cancer. This can include urinary incontinence as a result of prostate removal, or other treatment such as radiotherapy. 
They support those who face incontinence problems as a result of treatment with Surgery Support packs containing informative materials and provisions. They send out over 4,000 of these packs every year, alongside 6,400 factsheets for men dealing with these issues.  

Facts & figures

  • Every 45 minutes one man dies from prostate cancer – that's more than 11,500 men every year.
  • More than 47,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year – that's 129 men every day.
  • Around 400,000 men are living with and after prostate cancer.
  • Prostate cancer mainly affects men over 50 and the risk increases with age. But the risk is higher for black men or men with a family history of prostate cancer, so they may wish to speak to their GP from age 45.
  • One in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. This raises to one in four for black men.
Speak to Prostate Cancer UK's Specialist Nurses 08000748383 prostatecanceruk.org

Prostate Cancer UK Specialist Nurses

Anyone with concerns about prostate cancer may contact Prostate Cancer UK's Specialist Nurses in confidence on 0800 074 8383 or online via the Live Chat instant messaging service at www.prostatecanceruk.org. They’re experts in discussing incontinence as a potential side effect for men having surgery or radiotherapy.  
The Specialist Nurse phone service is free to landlines and open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday.