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  The Chestnut Appeal for Men's Health, Level 6, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, PL6 8DH

Latest News

See all of the latest news from around the South west area, increasing awareness of prostate cancer, testicular cancer and penile cancer.

Good Luck Andy

The 28th of April is a big day for some. It's the day of the London Marathon and this year, for the first time ever, in our 20th year, we were lucky enough to be picked in the ballot for one charity spot.   Andy Birkett from BBC Spotlight took our place and is running...

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Adrian’s story

At the grand young age of 52, Adrian Holmes qualified for a free MOT (aka Men's Well Being health check) from his local GP Surgery.  Adrian was a keen runner, golfer and cyclist and felt in really good health. Typical bloke, he didn't actually feel the need for a Well...

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Jason’s story

Jason shares his story as part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. A drop in energy levels and a sense ‘that something wasn’t quite right” prompted Jason’s wife, Beth, to book him a GP’s appointment in early January 2018. The discovery of blood clots on Jason’s lungs...

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Dennis’ Story

In August 2016 Dennis attended a Well Man Clinic at his local GP Surgery.  Dennis asked if he could have a PSA test as a friend had recently been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer and being of a similar age thought he should get himself checked. Five days later Dennis...

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Perry’s story

In April 2015 Perry visited his Doctor after feeling a bit run down.  His GP gave him a PSA test and when the results came back Perry had a PSA level of 7 which for his age was slightly high. Perry was referred to Derriford Hospital for more tests including a prostate...

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Happy 20th Birthday

The Chestnut Appeal is spending 2019 celebrating 20 years of raising awareness of Prostate cancer across Devon & Cornwall, as well as recently adding Testicular cancer and Penile cancer to our aims. The charity was set up at Derriford Hospital in 1999, in...

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Thank you to The Freemasons of Cornwall

The Freemasons of Cornwall have been supporting The Chestnut Appeal with the main aim of bringing state of the art equipment for prostate cancer diagnosis to the county, and they have helped to make that happen by raising over £60,000 towards the MRi-Fusion Scanner...

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More capacity for Medical Trials at Derriford Hospital

This is Lyn, she is a very experienced research nurse and is now full time thanks to your support. At Derriford Hospital we now have more capacity for medical trials, reaching more men in the region. Because of your help, Lyn is able to promote more prostate cancer...

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Donation boosts Men’s Health project

A charity dedicated to raising awareness of men’s health has been awarded £1,000 by a regional builder. The Chestnut Appeal for Men’s Health, based at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth has been gifted the money from Persimmon Homes Cornwall’s Community Champions fund to...

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Charity Number: 1087175

Tel: 01752 792736
Email: chestnut.appeal@nhs.net
The Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer, Level 6,
Derriford Hospital, Plymouth PL6 8DH