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."
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.
ITV's Stand By Your Man Campaign is underway. Tom Savvides talks to Geoff Heal from Whiteley who was diagnosed with prostate cancer after his wife and daughter pestered him to get a check.
ITV's Stand By Your Man Campaign starts today encouraging men to get checked for prostate cancer. Jenny Heal from Whiteley in Hampshire persuaded her husband Geoff to get checked - he was diagnosed and treated for the illness.
ITV has teamed up with charity Prostate Cancer UK to ask people to stand by the men in their lives and fight against the disease.Read the full story ›
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.
Actor Neil Stuke, who stars alongside Ray Winstone and Tamzin Outhwaite in a new film about prostate cancer, writes about the disease.Read the full story ›
More than 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK every year, yet few get themselves tested. Here's what you need to know.Read the full story ›
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