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Stand by Your Man - ITV raising awareness about prostate cancer

ITV's campaign is taking place in the run up to Father's Day and we want women get involved too, pledging their voice to talk to the men in their lives about how prostate cancer can be identified, treated or monitored, potentially saving thousands of lives every year. You can make your pledge here.

This week here we're running a campaign with the charity Prostate Cancer UK to raise awareness of the disease, which kills at least one man every hour in this country. Men are more likely to ignore health problems than women.

Ignorance surrounding prostate cancer has contributed to its rise and is set to be the most common cancer by 2030. We'll be talking those living with the disease and to medical experts who will be telling us about the symptoms and why some men are more at risk than others.

  • Is your man at risk? Some groups are more at risk than others
  • Has your man any family history of prostate cancer? Ask them about it.
  • Do your or your your man know the signs of prostate cancer?
  • Do you need further advice?
  • Prostate Cancer UK's website is on this link
  • Call 0800 074 8383 (free from UK landlines)
  • Text relay prefix - 18001. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Wed 7pm-9pm

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Health expert praises walkers

Walking is free and good for your health soit’s understandable that more people are doing it to get to work.

Clearly some people need to use alternative modes of transport, but even then there are easy ways to build exercise into that journey - park further away from the office or get off the bus a stop early, for instance.

Britain is facing an obesity crisis that is fuelled by inactivity. It is essential for the health of the nation that people find time to exercise and hopefully these statistics are an encouraging sign that the message is getting through.

– Dr Helena Johnson, Chair of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Full report: Thousands sign up for organ donor register

Back in February, we appealed for your help to save lives and your response has been incredible. Our From the Heart campaign aimed to increase the number of people on the organ donation register. You signed up in your thousands.

The number of people registering in the Meridian region was particularly high. Stacey Poole looks back at the plight of those on the transplant list - and the difference that organ donation can make.

Thousands join organ donor register

Thousands of people joined organ donor register following ITV News campaign Credit: ITV Meridian

Thousands of people have joined the organ donor register following a major campaign by ITV News Meridian.

In February of this year we launched our From the Heart campaign. Since then more than 9,000 people have joined the register in our region, compared with just 818 during the same period last year.

For more details, click here.

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