Our latest research reveals a shocking lack of awareness among men about their own bodies and their risk of prostate cancer, leading to thousands of needless deaths each year. But our new nationwide TV advertising campaign aims to tackle the ignorance head on.
Funded by us, Lucy Baker works as a Specialist Prostate Cancer Palliative Care Nurse supporting men in their final year of life. Here she describes how her role helped three men deal with the pain, anxiety and immobility of their disease.
Christopher Patey was ignoring his difficulties passing water until a newspaper columnist's account of his own prostate cancer symptoms spurred him to see his GP. He hopes a gift in his Will to Prostate Cancer UK will help fund better diagnosis and treatments so his son and grandsons won't have to live in fear of the disease.
We're teaming up with the world's biggest classic motor racing festival to get our message not to ignore prostate cancer to more than a hundred-thousand car-loving men and their families over the next three years.
We've got more than 200 intrepid men and women running for us in the London Marathon today, who have so far raised over £250k! They all have reasons close to their hearts for taking part, and these are just a few of the moving stories behind why it's #NotJustAVest for any of them.
NICE's welcome decision follows a reappraisal involving new data and a price cut by the drug's manufacturer, but lengthy negotiations should be avoided in future.
Ray McGuire was inspired to go the London Marathon-distance for Prostate Cancer UK this weekend after his father-in-law Cleveland ‘Dave’ Davis died from the disease last year, aged 64. Now he’s determined to raise awareness of black men’s increased risk of prostate cancer raise.
Derek Moss was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the same his close friend, Fred, was battling with the disease. He recalls how bitterly Fred regretted not heeding his advice to see a doctor sooner, and the difference it made between him dying and his own survival.
Having watched four members of her family battle prostate cancer, Jo Gregory will be running the London Marathon for us this weekend in memory of her dad, who died from the disease only last month. She tells us why it’s #NotJustAVest for her and hopes the money she raises will make a better future for her two sons.
BLOG: Hailing his time on the Men United March as the highlight of his Prostate Cancer UK career, our Director of Research, Iain Frame, explains why it's made him even more determined to make a real difference for everyone affected by prostate cancer and how the £300,000+ raised will be invested in cutting-edge research.