Stand By Your Man blog: Patrick Campbell

Meet our prostate cancer blogger Patrick. He's had first hand experience of the condition, and speaks to us candidly about his fight.

Live updates

Advertisement

Advertisement

London

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.

National

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.

Read about the Stand By Your Man pledge here.

National

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."

Read: What you need to know about prostate cancer

Read about the Stand By Your Man pledge here.

Load more updates

Advertisement

Today's top stories