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.
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