This campaign has been organised and funded by Bayer.

SHED BY SHED: REBUILDING THE FIGHT AGAINST PROSTATE CANCER

 

If you’re a man over 50, you may have ignored niggling back pain or bladder issues you experienced. It could be nothing, but these could also indicate that your prostate isn’t functioning as it should.2

 

We’ve teamed up with the UK Men’s Sheds Association to empower men to be proactive about their prostate health; to have that important conversation with their GP and loved ones about prostate cancer.

 

We encourage all men over 50 to make their prostate pledge: a promise to be proactive and open about their prostate health with a doctor.

 

MAKE YOUR PROSTATE PLEDGE, SPEAK UP AND HELP OTHERS.

COMPLETE OUR APPOINTMENT PLANNER

UNCOVER KEY QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR

Using the Appointment Planner tool is easy and can help you have a productive session about prostate health with your GP

MAKE YOUR PROSTATE PLEDGE

SPEAK UP AND HELP OTHERS

Organise a Pledge session at your local Shed – download your poster here.

OUR SURVEY

The need for our initiative was highlighted by a national survey, organised and funded by Bayer of over 1,400 men in the UK aged over 50. The survey focused on the worrying impact of COVID-19 on men at-risk of, or living with prostate cancer, and how it has impacted their healthcare appointments.1

21%

21% of men aged 50+ missed
a routine GP appointment, not
related to a specific condition,
due to the COVID-19 pandemic1

47%

Of those who missed a routine
appointment, almost half (47%)
did not try to reschedule1

18%

Almost 1 in 5 (18%) believe that
their prostate health has been
negatively impacted during
the pandemic1

21%

21% of men aged 50+ missed a routine GP appointment, not related to a specific condition, due to the COVID-19 pandemic1

47%

Of those who missed a routine appointment, almost half (47%) did not try to reschedule1

18%

Almost 1 in 5 (18%) believe that their prostate health has been negatively impacted during the pandemic1

It’s essential for men at risk of prostate cancer and their doctors to have open conversations about prostate health.

MEN AND THEIR DOCTORS SHOULD:

KEEP VIGILANT ON PROSTATE HEALTH

BE VIGILANT ON
PROSTATE HEALTH

BE VIGILANT ON PROSTATE HEALTH

UNDERSTAND THE RISK FACTORS

UNDERSTAND PROSTATE

CANCER RISK FACTORS

UNDERSTAND PROSTATE CANCER RISK FACTORS

LOOK OUT FOR SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

LOOK OUT FOR SIGNS
AND SYMPTOMS

LOOK OUT FOR SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

Currently, no national programme for prostate cancer exists,3 so it’s never been more important to empower each other to make our prostate pledge.

Watch the video

Chris, a member of the Reading Men's Shed, The Silver’s Workshop, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2015.



Since having his prostate removed, he’s been living cancer-free.


Our partnership with the UK Men’s Sheds Association

The UK Men’s Sheds Association is a member organisation, representing UK-based Men’s Sheds across the UK. Men’s Sheds are community groups for men over 50, and help to in reduce isolation, support positive mental health and are a safe venue to discuss difficult health issues and educate one another.

 

The UK Men’s Sheds Association raise awareness of the social and health benefits of Men’s Sheds and provide guidance and support to individuals and groups to start and manage Men’s Sheds.

 

The UK Men’s Sheds Association was founded in 2013 and today there are over 800 Men’s Sheds open and an additional 150 or more in planning at any one time. That’s around 17,500 or more ‘Shedders’, as they’re known, benefiting from regular social interactions, new and improved skills, and regular, active participation in activities they enjoy.

REFERENCES:

Reporting of side effects and quality complaints


If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk.

 

You can also report side effects and quality complaints to Bayer Plc. Further information is available on the “contact” tab at www.bayer.co.uk.

 

By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.