I was treated for advanced prostate cancer five years ago. I had ignored the fact that I constantly needed to go to the toilet, which is a potential symptom of prostate cancer, until I saw one of Prostate Cancer UK's posters of a dripping tap.
It was a complete shock when I was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. If I had not seen the poster of the dripping tap in the pharmacy, I may not be here today.
Since my diagnosis, I have become one of Prostate Cancer UK's most prolific supporters. From running half marathons and handing out information leaflets, to talking to men down at the pub, I have campaigned effortlessly to make people more aware of prostate cancer.
It was a complete shock when I was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. If I had not seen the poster in the pharmacy, I may not be here today. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. I want to use my own experience to help men become more aware of the possible symptoms of the disease before it is too late.
I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2006. I visited my GP after watching a television programme about prostate cancer and thought I could be at risk after learning that African Caribbean men are three times more likely to be diagnosed with the disease than white men.
I didn't have any symptoms but I knew a couple of test results were a bit concerning. I had a biopsy and it turned out I had early stage, aggressive prostate cancer.See all stories