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Prostate cancer survivors spark inspiration for film

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.

ITV News correspondent Lewis Vaughan Jones went to meet them:

Read: Men need to be more like women and get wise on cancer

Read about the Stand By Your Man pledge here.


Stand by your man

Stand By Your Man Campaign Credit: ITV

Every 49 minutes in the UK, a man dies of prostate cancer. ITV is launching a campaign called "Stand by your man" to highlight the disease. A series of features will be running all week on Granada Reports and on our website about the disease.

ITV have made a short film called Father's Day which is broadcast on Father's Day next Sunday night, featuring an all-star cast, and focusing on the issue of prostate cancer.


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