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Hundreds turn out for prostate cancer charity walk in Peterborough

The start of the 'March for Men' in Peterborough. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Hundreds of people turned out in Peterborough today for a charity walk in aid of Prostate Cancer.

The 'March for Men' was held in Nene Park to raise awareness of the disease and encourage more men to get checked.

Among those taking part was survivor Jason Keener, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer at 39.

"The trouble with cancer, without being flippant, is once you are told you've got it you think you are going to die.

"I thought that was it, waving goodbye to my family. At the beginning I thought I was the unluckiest guy in the world, ironic now that I was probably the luckiest guy in the world to get it discovered at such a young age."

– Jason Keener, Prostate cancer survivor
Hundreds of people took part. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Prostate cancer kills one man every 45 minutes in the UK.

The march was organised by Camille Rhodes, after her husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the age of 43.

"I wanted to raise the awareness and get guys talking about their health and not being scared - to get rid of that awful taboo guys have of not talking about their nether regions."

– Camille Rhodes, organiser