Like many men, Peter Barton had to deal with urinary incontinence after prostate surgery and was among those who don’t see the problem improve over time. After years of using pads as the problem got worse, Peter decided to try a surgical treatment – the male sling.
VIDEO FEATURE: Emma Young's astonishing gift for music has helped lift her patients and their families at Colchester's St Helena Hospice – including Chris Stokes and his late dad, who had advanced prostate cancer. We went to film her singing and hear from some of the people whose lives she touches every day.
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 hanging our ‘Man of Men’ decoration as part of our Christmas appeal.
When Harry Firth fulfilled his life-long ambition of hiking the epic Pacific Crest Trail this year, he decided to raise money for us as a tribute to his girlfriend's dad, who lives with incurable prostate cancer. Among the close encounters with wildlife and thrilling scenery, it was a campfire proposal that would leave the biggest impression and make his future father-in-law most proud.
Alan Oliver was the face of our Christmas campaign last year, talking about how abiraterone had afforded him more time with his family and sharing his brilliant poem about prostate cancer. A year on, he tells us how his treatment is going now and unveils his latest poetic ode to keeping your spirits up.
We've sent out thousands of our 'Man of Men' Christmas decorations to people who've donated to our Christmas appeal. Donors are using them to remember loved ones and show their support for us by hanging them on their tree. Find out what Sky Sports presenter and fundraiser extraordinaire Jeff Stelling wrote on his, and how to receive yours in time for Christmas.
BLOG: Bill Arthur, the Sky Sports presenter, has mixed emotions in the run up to the rugby league World Cup final this weekend between England and Australia. In this exclusive blog, he reflects on the six-year anniversary of his diagnosis with prostate cancer, how friends and family have supported him through his treatment, and what his Sky Sports colleagues think England need to do to win on Saturday.
BLOG: Having helped raise more than £200k for us since he was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer in 2014, our incredible ambassador Kevin Webber has been chosen as the Charity Champion for this year's #GivingTuesday initiative. In this exclusive blog he describes his latest ultramarathon in the wilds of Iceland, and why helping a friend finish his own marathon challenge afterwards was worth a very painful leg.
BLOG: Having grown up being silenced and marginalised as a gay man, Martin Wells was floored by another societal taboo in later life after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. He tells us how he was driven to find support and why he's delighted by our new online support group for men like him.
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.