Mo-mentous campaign to fight prostate cancer

Prostate CancerBill Walker MSP has signed a parliamentary motion backing the success of the Movember campaign and applauded the thousands of ‘Mo Bros’ across Scotland who grew moustaches to help change the face of men’s health.

In backing the motion, Mr Walker showed his support to the Holyrood group who gave their top lips a month long razor rest and instead grew and groomed moustaches to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues.

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 among men in Scotland. It is almost as common – and deadly – for men as breast cancer is for women. Read more of this post

Prostate Cancer UK’s Quality Checklist

Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker has signed a parliamentary motion backing a Prostate Cancer UK initiative to help men with prostate cancer receive the best possible care and support regardless of where they live in Scotland.

Prostate Cancer UK’s ‘Quality Checklist: Your Standards of Care’ outlines the support men with prostate cancer expect and deserve from the health service through every step of their treatment journey. The Quality Checklist has been produced following a thorough and wide-ranging consultation with men who have been affected by the disease, as well as their families, healthcare professionals and policy makers. It advises men about information, care and support they should expect and demand, based on the experiences of other men who have had the disease. Read more of this post

Prostate Cancer

Despite claiming the lives of two men every day in Scotland, prostate cancer — the most common cancer among men — receives less media attention and funding than many other major cancers. Read more of this post

People Affected by Prostate Cancer Can Have Their Say

MSP Bill Walker has called on Dunfermline people affected by prostate cancer to provide feedback on a draft set of standards for quality prostate cancer care. Read more of this post

Bill Walker MSP Signs Pledge for Prostate Cancer

Bill Walker, SNP MSP for Dunfermline, has expressed his backing for reduced inequalities and improved prostate cancer services in Scotland by signing The Pledge for Prostate Cancer. Read more of this post

Bill Supports Mo-mentous Movement to Raise Awareness of Prostate Cancer

Bill has expressed support for a raft of MSPs from across the political spectrum who have been growing and nurturing moustaches throughout November to support “Movember” – a movement which aims to change the face of men’s health by raising awareness of prostate cancer and other men’s health issues. Read more of this post