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A black man's risk of prostate cancer

1 in 4 black men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives

1 in 4 black men will get prostate cancer

Black men are more likely to get prostate cancer than other men in the UK, who have a 1 in 8 chance of getting prostate cancer.

If you’re black, you may also be more likely to get prostate cancer if you’re aged 45 or over – and your risk increases as you get older. 

 

 

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Prostate cancer is something we need to talk about

Radio DJ Godfrey Fletcher tells us his battle with prostate cancer

"It’s important to take control of your health and be proactive. For me personally, I’ve got two sons and I want to play my part in their lives and be around for them for as long as I can."

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Don't let pride get in the way

British boxer David Haye wants black men to take action before it is too late

"The fight against prostate cancer is one that we can all win if we stand up to the facts and take action before it is too late. The problem is that not enough of us are talking about the disease."

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Prostate cancer knocked me down, it didn’t knock me out

Life changed in 2010 for car mechanic Errol McKellar

"You become stronger by talking to people. Telling people that it’s important to get themselves checked is so important, and I hope they not only listen but share that information wider."

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Silence is the barrier we have to break down

Poet and writer Benjamin Zephaniah explains his family connection to prostate cancer

"If I want to do all the things I’ve got to do, then knowledge is really important. Knowledge is power as they say, but self knowledge is even more powerful. If you don’t know yourself, nobody else really can."

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