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"The procedure that got me dry again after nine years of incontinence"

29 Jan 2018

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.

Son thanks singing nurse for moments of magic in his dad’s last hours

25 Jan 2018

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.

“It breaks my heart that 11,000 more families, like mine, will be missing a grandfather, father, husband, brother or son this Christmas”

22 Dec 2017

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.

Bears and betrothals: how a fundraising trek across America brought a new family closer together

20 Dec 2017

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.

"I can’t say how lucky I feel to have had so much quality time after a very bleak initial prognosis"

8 Dec 2017

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.

Join Jeff Stelling and hang your support on the tree this Christmas

1 Dec 2017

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.

“Kevin Sinfield has inspired me during my treatment. England will need 80 minutes of his attitude and determination to beat the Aussies”

30 Nov 2017

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.

"I realised saving my leg for another day that may not happen was both selfish and hypocritical"

16 Nov 2017

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.

"I didn’t want to have to explain myself as a gay man to other people"

10 Nov 2017

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.

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

31 Oct 2017

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.