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“If it wasn’t for Southend United I’m not sure where I’d be in two years”

12 Apr 2019

Keith Smith was diagnosed with prostate cancer after coming across football manager Chris Powell's work to raise awareness and now they meet for the first time.

Postcards from the edge: our world-record runner and his cancer-battling hero swap emotional tributes

22 Jan 2019

After only a year, Nick Butter is now more than halfway to his astonishing ambition of running a marathon in every country in the world – that's 196 in total! We asked him to exchange virtual postcards with the inspiration for his fundraising challenge, our ambassador and ultra runner Kevin Webber. The results are truly moving.

“The active fight was the depression” – the hidden truth behind Kurt Jewson's selfie sensations

21 Jan 2019

BLOG: Today is Blue Monday – supposedly the most depressing day of the year. But for some people coping with the fallout of prostate cancer, mental health can be a year-round struggle. Viral selfie star Kurt Jewson describes how post-traumatic stress disorder followed his diagnosis with advanced prostate cancer, and why he's learnt not to fight it.

“I left a gift in my Will to Prostate Cancer UK so future generations won't suffer like Stephen did”

9 Jan 2019

Robin Legard tells us how his late partner's experience of advanced prostate cancer convinced the two of them that funding research into new treatments is a legacy worth leaving.

Woman thanks Bill Turnbull for saving her dad's life after TV revelation prompted check up

21 Dec 2018

Lisa Skinner met the presenter for a BBC Breakfast news story this week, crediting him going public about his prostate cancer for alerting her to her father's symptoms and catching his cancer early. We speak to Lisa and look back at the extraordinary impacts Bill Turnbull has had this year on driving awareness of the most common cancer in men.

"It breaks my heart that 12,000 more families, like mine, will be missing a loved one this Christmas"

17 Dec 2018

BLOG: For our chief executive, Angela Culhane, and her family, there will always be someone missing from their table at Christmas. She tells us about the men who will be in her thoughts this year, and the work we’re doing to change the game for them, as she joins thousands of our supporters showing their support by hanging our ‘Man of Men’ decoration on their tree.

"Your empty seat next to me" – one football fan's poem for lost dads everywhere

17 Dec 2018

David Attree tells us how the death of his father-in-law earlier this year prompted him to write and film a powerful poem for us, hoping to raise awareness among his fellow football fans and pay tribute to anyone who's lost their dad to the disease.

Kevin Webber wins JustGiving Award on fourth anniversary of incurable cancer diagnosis

21 Nov 2018

After he received the Endurance Fundraiser of the Year Award last night, we reveal the devastating email Kevin sent to his work colleagues when he first found out he had advanced prostate cancer, and show some exclusive clips from a new documentary being made about him.

"My prostate cancer was only discovered when a scorpion stung me in Spain"

26 Oct 2018

When the Sunday Mirror's editor, Gary Jones, fell ill after a holiday in Spain, it led to a shock diagnosis and urgent surgery to remove his prostate. He recalls the rollercoaster of emotions he experienced since then and explains why his life will never be the same again.

"Dad would be over the moon about the new research – you need hope going up against prostate cancer"

26 Oct 2018

Hayley Yarnley knows how much our new precision medicine research programme could have helped her father, Bernie, who died from advanced prostate cancer last December. She describes how the births of her children kept him going during his treatment, and why he was convinced scientists would one day find a cure.