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LAPCD study reveals lack of support for sexual side effects of prostate cancer treatment

2 Feb 2019

Over 80 per cent of men living between 18 and 42 months after a diagnosis of prostate cancer struggle with poor sexual function, yet fewer than half of these men are offered any support to cope with it.

NHS Long Term Plan verdict: a basis for saving more lives but limited on treatments and staffing

8 Jan 2019

BLOG: This week, the Government unveiled its new 10-year plan for the NHS in England. We scrutinised all 136 pages of it to find out what impacts it could have for men being treated or diagnosed for prostate cancer, and how it could help – or hinder – our own plans.

Da Vinci's arrival in Belfast offers robotic prostatectomy to men in Northern Ireland for first time

28 Nov 2018

Belfast City Hospital's £1.5 million robot is set to operate on up to 100 men a year, ending years of men having to travel to England for the procedure and no prostate surgery at all in North Ireland since 2016. We get the reaction from two of our volunteers who have helped us campaign for this welcome breakthrough.

Wrexham nurse wins People’s Choice Award for outstanding commitment to prostate cancer patients

27 Nov 2018

Voted for by her colleagues, patients and their families, Sandie Jones scoops our inaugural award for her extraordinary 20-year career caring for men – from biopsy to post-treatment support. We spoke to her and one of her grateful patients, and find out why we're campaigning for more nurses like Sandie across the UK.

"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.

Opening up about the mental toll of prostate cancer and how to cope with it

10 Oct 2018

To mark World Mental Health Day, we're highlighting the often overlooked emotional impacts of prostate cancer. We spoke to men with the disease about their mental health challenges and ask what their, our Specialist Nurses' and your tips are for maintaining your emotional wellbeing.

Reprogramming rogue immune cells to fight prostate cancer

9 Oct 2018

As part of our Research Innovation Awards, we’re funding Professor Claire Lewis at the University of Sheffield to see if it's possible to train men’s own immune systems to fight back at prostate cancer and prevent it from returning. She explains the fascinating 'Trojan horse' science behind this new example of Immunotherapy research.

“What made the chemo side effects tolerable was knowing they'd be good for the film!”

17 Sep 2018

When Jeremy Nicholl was diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer last year, the 60-year-old photographer decided to film himself undergoing treatment with early docetaxel and hormone therapy, releasing them online as a series called My Beautiful Cancer. We talk to him about why the filming helped him cope with his symptoms and what the public reaction has been to his starkly honest videos.

Early research shows immunotherapy's potential for one type of aggressive prostate cancer

4 Sep 2018

The Institute of Cancer Research has discovered a genetic mutation in samples of some men's tumours that could make them particularly susceptible to immunotherapy treatment. The researchers are now committed to running clinical trials to prove if their theory is right.

Largest trial of HIFU focal therapy shows early promise

5 Jul 2018

A five-year early-stage study of high-intensity focused ultrasound resulted in tumour progression being halted in men with intermediate-risk, localised prostate cancer. But more evidence is needed to prove its benefits hold up against existing treatment options and for all men with the disease.