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“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.

“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.

Gap in provision of specialist cancer nurses across NHS Trusts in England is simply not good enough

28 Jul 2017

BLOG: The latest results of the Cancer Patient Experience Survey for the NHS in England show a worrying decline in the number of men with prostate cancer who say they've been given the name of a Cancer Nurse Specialist for support. Prostate Cancer UK's Jade Fairfax takes a closer look at the figures and explains and why things could be even worse next year.

"Prostate cancer was life-changing but I was adamant about continuing to make music"

26 Jul 2017

BLOG: Philip Rambow – lead singer of the legendary 70s pub rock group, The Winkies – has reformed his hit band, The Tex Pistols, to raise money for us, having undergone treatment for prostate cancer in 2010. He describes the depression he experienced after his diagnosis at 55 and how his wife and music helped to lift him out of it.

Bus holdups, celebrity cats and yellow balloons: 7 extraordinary moments from Jeff's March

30 Jun 2017

BLOG: After the best part of a fortnight on the road with Jeff Stelling, Gary Haines reflects on his stand out moments from the epic March for Men – including an emotional father-son pint at the end.

STAMPEDE and Latitude trial results: how will they benefit men?

6 Jun 2017

BLOG: Our CEO gives her thoughts on what new research could mean for treating prostate cancer and how Prostate Cancer UK is working to make the most of it.

"I want to show that a grim diagnosis doesn’t mean you have to mope around being miserable"

1 Jun 2017

BLOG: Given just two years to live after his prostate cancer diagnosis in 2014, Kevin Webber tells us about how he's tackled some of the world's most gruelling ultra marathons, the amazing support he's received from strangers as well as family, and his 2017 March for Men.

Thanks to our volunteers we’re making great strides for men’s health

1 Jun 2017

BLOG: With Volunteers’ Week beginning in the UK today and Jeff Stelling embarking on his March for Men tomorrow, our chief executive Angela Culhane hails our very own volunteers and supporters, explaining how they're helping Prostate Cancer UK to make great strides – quite literally, in the case of Jeff – in our fight against the most common cancer in men.