On these pages you can read reliable and up-to-date information about prostate cancer and prostate problems. You can also download or order any of our publications for more detail. If you have questions or want to talk, our Specialist Nurses are here for you.

Signs and symptoms

This information comes from our booklet 'Know your prostate: a guide to common prostate problems'. You can order printed publications about the prostate gland and prostate cancer from our publications page.

What is my risk?

In the UK, about 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives. Older men, men with a family history of prostate cancer and Black men are more at risk.

A Black man's risk

We answer some of the questions you might have about how prostate cancer affects Black men.

Just diagnosed?

Men respond in different ways to being diagnosed with prostate cancer. You may feel shocked, angry or scared. You may want to find out more about what treatments are available to you.

Choosing a treatment

There are a number of different treatments for prostate cancer

Managing advanced prostate cancer

Advanced (metastatic) prostate cancer is cancer that has spread from the prostate to other parts of the body. It can spread to any part of the body, but most commonly to the bones. It's not possible to cure advanced prostate cancer, but treatments can keep it under control, sometimes for several years.

Prostate problems

For some men, problems urinating could be a sign that they have a prostate problem, usually an enlarged prostate. Or it might be an infection or inflammation of the prostate, called prostatitis. Early prostate cancer doesn’t usually cause problems urinating. Problems with urinating could also be caused by another health problem, such as diabetes, or by any medicines you are taking, such as anti-depressants.

Our publications

All our publications are designed to help answer your questions about prostate cancer and prostate problems. And they’re all free of charge.