Prostate cancer campaign

ITV and Prostate Cancer UK have teamed up to ask people to make a pledge to stand by the men in their lives and unite in the fight against the disease.

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  1. Calendar

Emmerdale's Gemma Oaten stands by her dad

Emmerdale actress Gemma Oaten and her family came into the Calendar studio to talk about how her father, Dennis, survived prostate cancer.

During Calendar, the family watched our film about Lynne Cramphorn, whose husband, West Yorkshire's Chief Constable Colin Cramphorn, died from prostate cancer.

Dennis Oaten told Christine and John how too many men think "it will never happen to you". It was only at the insistence of his wife, Marg, that he finally went to the doctor.

And Gemma will be appearing on Daybreak, as part of ITV's Stand By Your Man prostate cancer campaign, tomorrow morning.

To find out how you can pledge your support for our campaign here


  1. Tyne Tees

Sir John Hall speaks about coping with life with cancer

Someone who has experienced the shock of being diagnosed with prostate cancer is the former Newcastle United chairman and the man behind the Metro Centre, businessman Sir John Hall.

Sir John spoke candidly to ITV News Tyne Tees at his family's estate about how he is coping with life as a cancer patient, the strength he gets from his wife Lady Mae and the importance of an early diagnosis.

Watch the full interview with Pam Royle here:

For more information visit Prostate Cancer UK.

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:


  1. Central

Cancer sufferer encourages men to get tested

In the run-up to Father's Day, ITV is running a campaign with charity Prostate Cancer UK to raise awareness of the disease, which kills at least one man every hour.

Bill Arthur was diagnosed with prostate cancer after a routine medical examination.

The 56-year-old, who lives in Newark in Nottinghamshire, had shown no symptoms and thought he was fit and healthy.

Bill, who works as a Rugby League presenter, is now undergoing a two year treatment plan.

He wants to use his story to encourage more men to go to the doctors and be tested.

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