Prostate cancer and your risk

1 in 4 black men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives. Black men are more likely to get prostate cancer than other men, who have a 1 in 8 chance of getting prostate cancer. If you’re a black man over 45, speak to your GP about your risk of prostate cancer. Click on the links below to read more about your risk of prostate cancer and visiting your doctor. Your partner, family or friends might also find this information helpful.


More information about prostate cancer

1 in 4 black men in the UK will get prostate cancer.

Understand your risk

Read about what prostate cancer is and whether it causes symptoms.

Read about prostate cancer

Talk to a health professional

If you’re a black man over 45, speak to your doctor about your risk.

Find out why

Find out how we can support you, your family, and friends.

Get support

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Our trained volunteers can talk to your group about prostate cancer.

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Stories of men affected by prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is something we need to talk about

Radio DJ Godfrey Fletcher tells us his battle with prostate cancer

"It’s important to take control of your health and be proactive. For me personally, I’ve got two sons and I want to play my part in their lives and be around for them for as long as I can."

Read Godfrey's story

Prostate cancer knocked me down, it didn’t knock me out

Life changed in 2010 for car mechanic Errol McKellar

"You become stronger by talking to people. Telling people that it’s important to get themselves checked is so important, and I hope they not only listen but share that information wider."

Read Errol's story