In 2015 it is a fact that one in four black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime; one in 12 will die from the disease. This is double the risk faced by white men in the UK. In 2016, we want these shocking facts to be a thing of the past, so we have been working in collaboration with Leeds South and East Clinical Commissioning Group to raise awareness about how we can fight back against prostate cancer.
Did you know…?
- prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK
- black men have the highest risk of developing prostate cancer
- 1 in 4 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their life
Signs and symptoms…
- a need to urinate frequently, especially at night
- difficulty starting urination or holding back urine
- weak or interrupted flow of urine
- painful or burning urination
- difficulty in having an erection
- painful ejaculation
- blood in urine and semen.