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Father's Day film hits the screen tonight

The film is part of a campaign to raise awareness about prostate cancer

A new film with an all-star cast is aiming to raise awareness of prostate cancer by telling the story of a cancer support group.

The inspiration behind the film comes from members of a real support group, one of many across the country who meet in north London to speak about their experiences.

Between them they hope to encourage more men to talk openly about a disease that one in eight of all men will be diagnosed with at some point in their lives.

The film called Father's Day is on TV tonight on ITV 4 at 11.15pm

Father of TV presenter's 'life saved' due to early diagnosis

The last in our series of reports on ITV's Stand By Your Man Father's Day campaign, which is highlighting the issue of Prostate Cancer. This is the inspiring story of Michael Bradbury, the father of TV presenter Julia Bradbury.

Julia persuaded her dad to go to the doctors who then caught his cancer early enough to treat it. And now, having made a full recovery, he's urging other men to get themselves checked out. Elodie Harper reports.

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New film raises awareness of prostate cancer

In the run up to Father's Day we're running a campaign with charity Prostate Cancer UK to raise awareness of the disease.

Ignorance surrounding prostate cancer has contributed to its rise and is set to be the most common of all cancers by 2030.

Well a film maker from the Midlands is helping to break down those barriers. He's just produced a drama, to be shown on ITV, which stars a host of British celebrities.

Our health reporter Victoria Davies has been finding out more.

Midlands' film director raises awareness of Prostate Cancer

In the run-up to Father's Day ITV News is running a campaign with charity Prostate Cancer UK to raise awareness of the disease.

Ignorance surrounding prostate cancer has contributed to its rise and it is set to be the most common of all cancers by 2030.

A film-maker from the Midlands is helping to break down those barriers. He hass just produced a drama, to be shown on ITV, which stars a host of British celebrities.

Prostate cancer - full report

In the run-up to Father's Day ITV is running a campaign with charity Prostate Cancer UK to raise awareness of the disease, which kills at least one man every hour.

The "Stand By Your Man" campaign is asking women to pledge their voice and talk to the men in their lives about how prostate cancer can be identified, treated or monitored - potentially saving thousands of lives every year.

Cancer sufferer encourages men to get tested

In the run-up to Father's Day, ITV is running a campaign with charity Prostate Cancer UK to raise awareness of the disease, which kills at least one man every hour.

Bill Arthur was diagnosed with prostate cancer after a routine medical examination.

The 56-year-old, who lives in Newark in Nottinghamshire, had shown no symptoms and thought he was fit and healthy.

Bill, who works as a Rugby League presenter, is now undergoing a two year treatment plan.

He wants to use his story to encourage more men to go to the doctors and be tested.

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Campaign is real 'opportunity' to get men talking

The CEO of Prostate Cancer UK has said the Stand By Your Man campaign is a "real opportunity" to get men and their loved ones talking about prostate cancer.

Owen Sharp, who praised the "incredible" cast list involved in the Fathers Day film, said:

"We know we are starting to raise awareness but we know we have so much further to go.

"The whole idea behind it is to get conversations going around every kitchen table, round every journey in every car or any other time people are talking about things."

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'Fundamentally important' men go and get tested

Actor Neil Stuke has said it is fundamentally important that men from all backgrounds get tested for prostate cancer.

Mr Stuke said: "The most fundamentally important thing that it (the campaign) should do is for men to go and get tested.

"If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, there is hope and lots of hope."

The actor, who played a character in BBC show Silk who was diagnosed with the illness, is an ambassador of Prostate Cancer UK.

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