Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men – on average 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer UK and the NHS have joined forces to launch a campaign to find the 14,000 men who have not started treatment for prostate cancer since the beginning of the pandemic.
New figures show that prostate cancer accounts for a third of those not treated for cancer compared to before the pandemic.
Prostate cancer is very treatable if caught early, and it’s important for men to know their risk because early prostate cancer often has no symptoms.
Joe Appiah, from Bromley, was diagnosed with prostate cancer during the pandemic. He didn’t have symptoms.
“I’d seen adverts about prostate cancer, but I didn’t know how badly black men were affected, or how to get a test,” he said.
“I didn’t have symptoms and wasn’t aware of any family history. So until my friend told me to speak to my GP, I didn’t think about it – especially with Covid too. My friend saved my life. Thanks to him it was caught just in time.”
Click here for more information from Prostate Cancer UK.