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Prostate cancer awareness

Friday 24 February 2017

Every day, 130 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer. With 58% of Propertymark protected members being male, we want to raise awareness of the issue.

Propertymark invited Prostate Cancer UK volunteer speaker and survivor, Peter Woodward, to talk about his own experiences and to raise awareness of prostate cancer.

One in eight white men in the UK will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives. Black men are more at risk, with one in four being diagnosed at some point.

42,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year and in total, 300,000 men are currently living with prostate cancer in the UK.

Prostate cancer mainly affects men over the age of 50, with the risk increasing with age. The average age for diagnosis is 71, however diagnosis’s have been made in men as young as 15.

What you need to know

Prostate cancer affects everyone.

You are two and a half times more likely to get it if your father or brother has had it. You may also have a higher risk of prostate cancer if your mother or sister has had breast cancer, particularly if they were diagnosed under the age of 60 and were identified to have the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene.

Staying healthy and keeping active is important as being overweight or obese increases your risk of getting aggressive or advanced prostate cancer.

It is also important to know what signs and symptoms to look out for so that you can take action. 

Book your own awareness talk

Prostate Cancer UK have 200 trained volunteers throughout the UK who carry out talks to groups, both large and small, to give you the information you need to know about prostate problems.

For more information and support, visit www.prostatecanceruk.org.