Make a difference this Father's Day

Women are being encouraged to talk to the men in their lives about prostate cancer

In the run up to Father's Day, ITV has teamed up with the charity Prostate Cancer UK to ask people to stand by the men in their lives and unite in the fight against the disease.

Read: Understanding the prostate

The Stand By Your Man campaign is asking people to pledge to talk to the men in their lives about how prostate cancer can be identified.

Pledge to Stand By Your Man here

  • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men

  • It is estimated that by 2030 it will be the most common cancer

  • One man dies from prostate cancer every 49 minutes - more than 10,000 every year

  • More than 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year

  • One in eight men will get prostate cancer

  • More than a quarter of a million men are living with and after prostate cancer

  • In the UK, black African and black Caribbean men are three times more likely to develop prostate cancer than white men of the same age.

  • Prostate cancer mainly affects men over the age of 50 and the risk increases with age

Across the week ITV will be raising awareness about prostate cancer by sharing stories from celebrities and our viewers about their experiences of the disease.

For more information on prostate cancer visit Prostate Cancer UK.