York Archbishop's cancer fight

The Archbishop of York, Doctor John Sentamu has announced he has undergone surgery for advanced prostate cancer.

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Prostate cancer: The facts

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. The Archbishop of York is one of quarter of a million men who are living either with or after prostate cancer in the UK. The charity Prostate cancer UK say:

  • Every hour one man dies from prostate cancer.
  • 100 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer every day.
  • It's estimated that by 2030, prostate cancer will be the most common cancer.
  • One in eight men will get prostate cancer.

For help and advice on prostate cancer go to the Prostate Cancer UK website.

Well wishes for Archbishop of York

Responding to the news that the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has had surgery for a locally advanced cancer of the prostate, the Bishop of Lincoln said:

I was saddened to hear of the Archbishop of York's illness, and that he expects to be recovering for some time. Knowing the Archbishop as a man of great energy and passion, I know that this enforced rest will not come easily to him. I and the Diocese of Lincoln join the Church in holding Archbishop John and his family in our prayers, and wish him a speedy and complete recovery.

– The Rt Revd Christopher Lowson, Bishop of Lincoln


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