Actress Tamsin Outhwaite has backed the Stand By Your Man campaign, saying not enough people are aware of the dangers of prostate cancer.
Despite labelling the statistics "horrific", the actress said that people need to realise it is a very treatable cancer.
Ms Outhwaite's father Colin was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009 and was successfully treated.
The actress urged men to recognise the signs and get checked out: "Look at what the symptoms are, get yourself checked out and anyone else that you think might have it - in the same way the guy did for my Dad - tell them, inform them. Keep informing people."