Local MSP backs campaign to fight cancer

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Dennis Robertson MSP has applauded the thousands of ‘Mo Bros’ across Scotland who grew a moustache to help change the face of men’s health.

Movember - which aims to ‘change the face of men’s health, one moustache at a time’ - has chosen Prostate Cancer UK as its principal partner and beneficiary for funds raised in the UK. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in Scotland. It is almost as common - and deadly - for men as breast cancer is for women.

Mr Robertson said: “Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in Scotland. 2,700 men in Scotland are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year and 19,000 are currently living with the disease. Two men die of prostate cancer every day.

“Despite this there is still considerable scope to improve the treatment, support and choices available to men diagnosed with prostate cancer - as well as improving the public’s knowledge of some of the issues faced by those affected by it.

“I am delighted that so many people in the Constituency have participated to help The Prostate Cancer Charity fight for a world where lives are no longer limited by the disease.”

Since its humble beginning in Melbourne Australia in 2003, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.1 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate so far.

The campaign raised over £22 million in the UK in 2011. These funds have helped support Prostate Cancer UK’s vital work fighting prostate cancer.