The results of a £39million trial by the University of Oxford give confidence to men in choosing active surveillance to monitor early-stage prostate cancer, highlighting the need for better earlier detection.
After being diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, keen golfer David Hadley-Smith was blown away by the support of his family and friends at his local club during his recovery. So when he decided to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK on behalf of his close friend, who was dying from the disease, it seemed like the obvious choice to put on a golf day at the club and encourage other members to get tested, too.
Premier League referee Lee Probert is one of the lucky few in his profession to have officiated an FA Cup Final, taking charge of 2014's showdown between Arsenal and Hull. He dedicated that emotional afternoon to his late father, who died from prostate cancer and spurred him on to fulfill his refereeing ambitions. Now he's joined the fight against the disease and will be swinging his clubs in the inaugural South West Prostate Cancer UK Open.
We respond to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer report – out today – following its inquiry into the progress of NHS England’s five-year cancer strategy after 12 months.
Hospital consultant Julian O’Neill is taking part in the inaugural Jaguar E-type Round Britain Coastal Drive – which starts today – in aid of Prostate Cancer UK, joining the route for the Bridlington to Cromer leg. He tells us about his own experiences of the disease and how he hopes the money he raises will help improve future diagnosis and treatment.
Julia Francis has already walked a marathon for Prostate Cancer UK, after joining Jeff Stelling for a day of the Men United March. Now she's taking on the world's biggest half marathon to help beat the most common cancer in men. She tells us about her family connections to the disease and why all of this is actually just a Plan B.
Taken 65 years apart, two photos capture the extraordinary relationship of Carl John Freeman's late parents, Gordon and Joan, which remained strong through years of Gordon caring for Joan with dementia. After her death, Gordon discovered he had incurable prostate cancer, and Carl explains why – in his remaining few months – his dad decided to leave a legacy to Prostate Cancer UK in his Will.
Today marks two years since Dave Garbett lost his dad, Steve, to prostate cancer. Since then, he and his family and friends have raised huge sums for Prostate Cancer UK. But he explains why it's he who is thankful to the charity, for helping him keep memories of his dad strong through all the miles he's cycled, auctions he's held and pin badges he's sold.
After being diagnosed with prostate cancer last year, Trevor Mulryne decided to get fit to help speed up his recovery. Now, after cycling the Pennine Way, he tells us how he turned his hobby into a fundraiser to help all men beat the most common cancer in men, uniting his family in the process.
Men living in the two home nations with prostate cancer that's spread to the bones will now be able to access the life-enhancing treatment on the NHS if they're unable to have chemotherapy, thanks to reversal of a decision in 2015.