I lost my husband to prostate cancer five years ago. Although Graham was going to the toilet more frequently and especially in the night, neither of us realised that this could be a potential sign of prostate cancer. We also did not know about the PSA blood test, used to diagnose a problem with the prostate.
We had a wonderful, loving marriage and I'm thankful for that. But now I feel that if only we'd known about prostate cancer, and about our right to ask for a PSA test, we could have caught it earlier and might have had longer together.
Graham eventually discovered that he had prostate cancer in 2004 after being hospitalised for a blood clot. We were told that his cancer was at an advanced stage and had spread to his bones. Graham was put on hormone therapy but three and a half years after he was diagnosed, Graham died, aged 62.