My experience

I was 42 and had no symptoms at all when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I had recently lost my father to the disease and that spurred me on to visit the doctor, as I knew the family connection meant I was more likely to develop the disease. 

I received treatment and have been living with prostate cancer for the last 12 years.

Black men have a 1 in 4 risk of prostate cancer, that's double the 1 in 8 risk faced by other men

What I'm doing now

My father's death gave me life and now I use my time to raise awareness. Black men have a 1 in 4 risk of prostate cancer, that's double the 1 in 8 risk faced by other men, so I give talks and hold information stands to get the message out there. I also volunteer with Prostate Cancer UK who do great work raising awareness and campaigning for better care for men with prostate cancer.

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