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 twelve years.
Black men have a 1 in 4 risk of prostate cancer, that's double the 1 in 8 risk faced by other men
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.
Martin, 58, had surgery, radiotherapy and hormone therapy which meant he couldn't get an erection and lost his desire for sex. He tried different treatments for erections and changed his approach to sex - discovering his more sensuous side.
If I’m positive in my head, that’s not the same as being positive in my heart. To feel positive in the heart - that to me, is key to this.See all stories