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TENA Men & Prostate Cancer UK Partnership

TENA Men have joined forces with Prostate Cancer UK to support men who have suffered with incontinence after prostate cancer treatment. Read more below.

Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK Partnership

We’re working with Prostate Cancer UK to help stop prostate cancer limiting the lives of men and their families.
 
Essity UK will be donating 10p per pack of TENA Men sold in UK wide retailers and online to Prostate Cancer UK, with a minimum donation of £50,000.
 
We will also donate 4,500 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 incontinence after their catheter is removed. For more information about these one-off supply packs, visit Prostate Cancer UK’s website here.
 
We hope that with Essity UK’s help, Prostate Cancer UK can support the increasing numbers of men with prostate cancer, through this crisis and beyond.

About Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition - to stop prostate cancer killing men and damaging bodies and lives. They do this by:
 
  • Investing in research to find better treatments and tests that could save thousands of lives
  • Working with the NHS to make sure men get access to breakthrough tests and treatments
  • Spreading the word about who is at risk of prostate cancer, especially to those at higher risk
  • Supporting people dealing with prostate cancer and providing health information.
Prostate Cancer UK Man cheering

Facts and figures in the UK

 
  • More than 47,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year - that's 129 men every day.
  • One man dies every 45 minutes from prostate cancer - that's more than 11,500 men each year.
  • 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. This rises to 1 in 4 for black men.

Prostate Cancer UK scientist

More cures, less harm

Over the past 25 years, Prostate Cancer UK has invested over £500 million in research to transform our understanding of the disease. But prostate cancer is still harming too many men in exchange for too few cures.
 
If prostate cancer is caught in time, when it's still contained within the prostate, there are treatments that can cure it. However, even after successful treatment, side-effects like incontinence can occur. If prostate cancer escapes outside the prostate, and develops into an advanced form of the disease, men's treatment options become limited. On some occasions, even cancers caught in the early stages may return in an advanced form.
 
Prostate Cancer UK believes men deserve better. That's why they're funding research to get men diagnosed earlier and more accurately and find better treatments that are more likely to cure men and less likely to harm them.
 
By 2030, Prostate Cancer UK aims to have made progress to:
 
  • Reduce the number of men diagnosed too late or inaccurately.
  • Reduce the number of men whose initial treatments failed.
  • Reduce harm from side-effects resulting from treatment for localised disease.

Prostate Cancer UK Man Icon doctor

Problems after prostate cancer

Urinary problems following prostate cancer treatment are 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. 
 
To find out more about the experience of managing urinary problems following treatment for prostate cancer, watch Paul's story here.

Prostate Cancer UK Specialist Nurses

Whether you've been diagnosed or have concerns about prostate cancer, Prostate Cancer UK's Specialist Nurses are here to support you. Trained in oncology and urology, they can also help partners, family members and friends with any questions they may have.
 
Anyone with concerns about prostate cancer can contact Prostate Cancer UK's Specialist Nurses on 0800 074 8383 or online at www.prostatecanceruk.org 
 
To find out more about Prostate Cancer UK's Specialist Nurse service, click here.

Did you know?

There are around 400,000 men within the UK living with or have had prostate cancer

Prostate Cancer UK March for Men group walking

Did you know?

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK

Prostate Cancer UK Man with microphone

Prostate Cancer UK Short Terms

Call Prostate Cancer UK's Specialist Nurses from Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm, Wednesday 10am - 8pm. *Calls are recorded for training purposes only. Confidentiality is maintained between callers and Prostate Cancer UK. The promoter (Essity UK Ltd.) is donating 10p per pack sold to registered charity Prostate Cancer UK (1005541 and SC039332) from a maximum of 500,000 promotional packs. Packs in market from 01.09.20 until 31.01.20. If not all promotional packs are sold, the Promoter will donate the difference between packs sold and £50,000. For full T&Cs click here.