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Prostate cancer: victims speak out

In our continuing Stand By Your Man campaign, with Prostate Cancer UK, we meet Patrick Campbell who was diagnosed with prostate cancer four years ago and had his prostate removed.

We speak to him and his wife Janet at their home in Halifax about dealing with the news that he had cancer, raising awareness and why men are reluctant to discuss the disease.

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Father with prostate cancer died after fatal reaction to treatment

Prostate cancer kills 1,600 men in London every year.

Today, ITV in conjuction with Prostate Cancer UK launches "Stand By Your Man" which is an initiative aimed at saving lives.

ITV News London have been speaking to a family in Wandsworth, whose father had prostate cancer and who died because of a rare fatal reaction to his chemotherapy treatment.

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Charles Dance urges men to have simple test

Charles Dance, the actor and supporter of the Stand By Your Man Campaign, has encouraged men to have a "very simple, routine test" for prostate cancer.

"A lot of men live with the symptoms and hope that it's going to go away, or just be certainly reluctant to talk about it." the 67-year-old said before urging men to go for the test.

The Game of Thrones actor said the new film Father's Day, which he describes as "beautifully written", aims to raise awareness of the issue.

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Tamsin Outhwaite: We need to make more people aware

Actress Tamsin Outhwaite has backed the Stand By Your Man campaign, saying not enough people are aware of the dangers of prostate cancer.

Despite labelling the statistics "horrific", the actress said that people need to realise it is a very treatable cancer.

Ms Outhwaite's father Colin was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009 and was successfully treated.

The actress urged men to recognise the signs and get checked out: "Look at what the symptoms are, get yourself checked out and anyone else that you think might have it - in the same way the guy did for my Dad - tell them, inform them. Keep informing people."

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