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Men are 'unaware' of the dangers of prostate cancer

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."

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'You don't need to suffer' from prostate cancer

Actor Cyril Nri has called on men are worried that they might be suffering from prostate cancer to go and get tested.

Recalling his own family's experiences and those in the wider Afro-Carribean community, the actor urged men to go and get checked out because "you don't need to suffer from it".

"Men very rarely talk about illness. I don't like visiting the doctor. Most of my friend's don't like visiting the doctor. We just stay away and think ' Oh it will go away'

"If you have any inkling that you are suffering from this go and get it checked."



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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