Prostate cancer: Check your risk in 30 seconds

25 September 2020

We are supporting Prostate Cancer UK to get men at risk of prostate cancer (men over 50, black men, men with a family history of the disease) to talk to their GP about their risk.

You can help. Take their online risk checker by clicking here

When the charity worked with Bill Turnbull and Stephen Fry to share their stories and the news landed prostate cancer had become the third biggest cancer killer, men across the UK called their GPs – creating a record-breaking surge in men being diagnosed with prostate cancer. It’s now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK.

But then the pandemic made it harder for men at increased risk of prostate cancer to access a GP, making it likely that thousands of prostate cancers have gone undiagnosed. It is estimated in England alone over 3,500 men at higher risk of prostate cancer will be diagnosed too late to be cured unless urological referral rates do not return to pre-pandemic levels. 

“Most men with early prostate cancer don't have any symptoms, so it's important not to wait until you notice something’s wrong. If men are at increased risk because they’re over 50, if they’re black, or if their dad or brother had it, they should call their GP to ask about the pros and cons of a PSA blood test. We’re encouraging everyone to share our 30-second risk checker to help find these men that have missed out on a diagnosis.” Angela Culhane, CEO, Prostate Cancer UK

Complete Prostate Cancer UK’s online risk checker here

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