A new report from the medical professionals' body includes the PSA test as one of 40 medical treatments that may be unnecessary for many men. But Prostate Cancer UK makes clear that the test is still the best first step for diagnosis of prostate cancer while we develop a more robust test suitable for a screening programme.
From the Am Fuaran pub in the Highlands to the Fraggle Rock Bar on the Isles of Scilly, you've been helping us scour the UK to find our favourite local of 2016 as part of our Men United Arms pub-fundraising campaign. After weeks of regulars and landlords persuading and fundraising, we're down to our top five – is your local among them?
Following reports in the press yesterday of a US study into androgen deprivation therapy – a commonly used treatment for men with prostate cancer in the UK – Prostate Cancer UK's Dr Iain Le Guilliou investigates whether there's any solid proof behind claims it could double the risk of dementia.
The flamboyant politician, famed for his blond hair and controversial tweets, used today's prime minister's questions to go public about his diagnosis with the disease and radical prostatectomy, and warned of an NHS shortage in specialist prostate cancer nurses.
To mark World Mental Health Day, we're highlighting the often overlooked emotional impacts of prostate cancer. We spoke to men with the disease about their mental health challenges and ask what their, our Specialist Nurses' and your tips are for maintaining your emotional wellbeing.
We know that having tests for prostate cancer can be stressful and worrying. That's why, with the help of volunteers like Phil Watson, we’ve updated our fact sheet: How prostate cancer is diagnosed. He talks to us about his own diagnosis with prostate cancer in 2011, aged 61, and the experiences he had of having a range of tests before treatment.
BLOG: A win-win situation is possible for both a cash-strapped NHS and expensive pharmaceutical companies, argues our chief executive, Angela Culhane, who recently addressed an influential forum of health experts at Westminster. The key is to transform earlier detection and treatment of prostate cancer before more expensive drugs even become necessary.
The 2016 Nobel Prize for medicine has been awarded to Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi for research into how cells' survival mechanism can go wrong, an important area for understanding how cancer develops.
With the best golfers from the US and Europe teeing off against each other this Sunday, past competitors and their fellow pros tells us why – whatever the tournament being played – they fully support Prostate Cancer UK raising awareness of the most common cancer in men through the sport.
From feeling sick and overwhelmed at the first tee to watching on helpless as a team captain, former Ryder Cup players Paul Broadhurst, Ian Woosnam, Barry Lane and Ronan Rafferty reflect on their experiences of the classic trans-Atlantic golf tournament, and give their predictions for Europe's fortunes in this year's clash.