Concerned about a a diagnosis of prostate cancer? Listen to three men describe how they came to be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
With so many ways to treat prostate cancer, your consultant may give you a choice. Listen to how other patients chose their treatments here.
Have you had your prostate checked? Find out from prostate cancer sufferers the importance of prostate cancer screening here.
Just because you have no symptoms of prostate cancer, it does not mean you don’t have it. Find out why requesting a prostate cancer test can save your life.
Are you eating a cancer-free diet? Find out the foods to avoid and what you should be eating more of here
How much do you know about prostate cancer? Find out why prostate cancer awareness is so important here.
Have you contacted your local prostate cancer support group yet? Getting in touch can help! Find out how here.
Find out what prostate cancer support organisation, PCaSO, can do to help patients and their families with prostate cancer.
Could a clinical trial be the best way to treat your prostate cancer? Find out about clinical trials in this short film.
Catching prostate cancer early not only saves lives, it gives patients more treatment options. Find out more here.
Concerned about the side effects of prostate cancer treatments? Find out how other prostate cancer sufferers coped here.
The prostate is a small gland which forms part of the reproductive system in men. Situated between the bladder and the penis, the prostate glands main function is to make the thick white fluid which mixes with semen1. When cells in the prostate turn cancerous, they begin to divide uncontrollably causing masses (tumours) to develop.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, and yet few men know how to recognise the signs of prostate cancer, or seek medical advice until symptoms become severe.
“I wasn't the sort of person that worried about my health. I didn’t even discuss my symptoms with my sister.” David Smith, prostate cancer sufferer.
David’s attitude towards his health is very common, and unfortunately in David’s case, by the time he did visit a doctor with his symptoms, his prostate cancer had spread outside of the prostate gland, making treatment more difficult. Had David been aware of prostate cancer and its symptoms his prognosis might have been difference.
Awareness campaigner and prostate cancer sufferer, David Child Hopkins, believes prostate cancer awareness is equally important for women too. “It's always the wives and partners who take the literature we hand out on prostate cancer. Men will often look the other way, but it is the women who take the information home and read it.”
Even after a diagnosis, learning about prostate cancer can make a difference to the treatments a patient chooses. Joining local support organisations for prostate cancer can also provide a support system for the patient and help them to make decisions on how their prostate cancer is managed.
1. NHS Choices – Prostate cancer. Date last update: 14.02.11. Website:
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