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When a first treatment for localised prostate cancer isn’t enough

31 Jul 2019

When Martin was first treated for his localised prostate cancer, he still felt like something wasn’t right. Years of anxiety later, he got the news he was dreading: his cancer had come back. Now, Martin’s trying to stay positive, and we’re making sure men in the future won’t have to go through the same ordeal he did.

The recurring anxiety of cancer coming back

31 Jul 2019

When David Frederick was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016, he was surprisingly calm. Only when he started telling friends and family, did he realise just how much a cancer diagnosis can send your world spinning. Three years on, he’s still not out of the woods.

Separating fact from fiction: Revealing the truth behind common prostate cancer myths.

30 Jul 2019

There are so many myths out there about prostate cancer and lots of misunderstanding about who is at risk, how to be tested and when to have treatment. Our Specialist Nurse Meg lays the facts on the line.

EastEnders star reveals how award ceremony led to dad’s cancer diagnosis

17 Jun 2019

This Father’s Day, EastEnders star Davood Ghadami shares the story of how presenting an award to one of our volunteers, Errol McKellar, helped his dad to get his prostate cancer diagnosed early.

How a prostate cancer diagnosis brought a team together to march, march and march again

29 May 2019

When Jerry was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer, his colleagues at TK Maxx leapt to support him through his recovery and last year took on three March for Men events in Liverpool, Bristol and Nottingham.

“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.