Proactive Prostates Initiative Call to Action
to prevent deaths from prostate cancer in Europe
The following Call to Action has been prepared by a coalition of groups, coordinated by Europa Uomo, and is being circulated to the advocacy community for your support. You can sign up to the Call to Action here:
I urge society to sit up and take notice of prostate cancer so that we can beat this disease, yes we can, said Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the South African Nobel Peace Prize Laureate who has had prostate cancer, and fully supports the call to action
We have been encouraged by advances in prevention, diagnosis and management of prostate cancer, which have the potential to significantly reduce this burden in Europe.
However, a recent international survey indicated that although awareness of
prostate cancer is improving:
We recognise that only a comprehensive strategy will ensure that men at risk are diagnosed earlier and receive optimal treatment with holistic care on an individual basis.
Hence, we call for the commitment and action necessary for men to have
timely access to the right treatment. Specifically, we call on:
We commit to achieving these aims by working with all relevant partners to communicate these messages to appropriate policy makers and healthcare professionals.
Sign the Proactive Prostates Initiative Call to Action
This group encourages interested parties to sign the Call to Action.
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