About Alfred Samuels
Alfred Samuels was diagnosed in early 2012, with Advanced Prostate Cancer, and initially given six months to live. Alfred survived due to his participation in the Cancer Research UK funded Stampede drug trial.
Alfred is now raising awareness that prostate cancer can be cured if caught early enough, and also raising funds for Cancer Research.
More men are now dying from prostate cancer in the UK than women are from breast cancer. One in eight men in the UK will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in their lifetime. That likelihood is doubled for black men, with one in four being affected by Prostate Cancer in their lifetime. Research, by Cancer Research UK, reveals that one man dies of Prostate cancer every 45 minutes in the UK, and that figure has been increasing over the past 20 years. Prostate Cancer UK estimates that more than 120 million pounds in research funding is needed to make sufficient advances in research, screening and treatment.
Alfred has survived advanced Prostate Cancer and he challenges everyone of us to become aware of the early signs of cancer, get ourselves checked, and help support the UK Cancer Awareness and Research Programmes.