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Advances in technology are changing the way prostate cancer is treated. Robots are replacing traditional forms of surgery at three of our hospitals. Tom Savvides talks to patient Nigel Dixon, surgeon Ben Eddy, patient Raymond Griffiths and Dr Natasha Mithal.
Surgeon Ben Eddy at the Kent & Canterbury Hospital talks about the Da Vinci robot, which is used to remove cancerous prostates. The machine can also be found at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading and the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.
Prostate cancer nurse Ben Hearnden from the Kent Oncology Centre talks to ITV Meridian as part of the Stand By Your Man Campaign.
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:
Today marks the launch of a new short film starring Ray Winstone and Tamzin Outhwaite about prostate cancer.
Father's Day - which also stars Charles Dance, John Simm and Neil Stuke - will screen on this Sunday on ITV4. Watch the trailer below.
Jenny Heal from Whiteley talks to Tom Savvides about how nagging her husband saved his life. Geoff Hill was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer. ITV is running a series of reports as part of the Stand By Your Man Campaign.
Former footballer Mark Bright has warned that men are unaware of the dangers of prostate cancer.
Mr Bright said the recent campaign was trying to spread awareness and urged men around the age of 50 to go and get checked.
The former Crystal Palace player cited football as a way of spreading awareness:
"I just feel that football, which is predominantly a male crowd, and that's a great sort of area to target and to get the word out there."
Martin Sadofski, who wrote the film Fathers Day, said it was important to reach an audience who were not usually reached by campaigns in order to raise awareness of prostate cancer.
The screenwriter, who was delighted with the A-list cast who starred in the film, said:
"The nice thing about it was to go for an audience that wouldn't normally read about prostate cancer so we wanted to go for the kind of guys that like football, watch blockbuster action films the guy on the building site, the taxi driver.
"It was important for us to reach an audience that weren't being reached."
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