TODAY Prime Minister Theresa May will announce £75million to help fight killer prostate cancer. It’s the most common cancer in Brit blokes – including TV star Stephen Fry and ex-BBC host Bill Turnball – and the third deadliest in the UK, but one in three men have no clue when it comes to the disease. And worryingly, of those that do have a shred of a clue, 60 per cent aren’t confident naming the signs and symptoms, according to male cancer charity, Orchid. A new survey by the charity also revealed men over 45 knew the least about the killer disease and more than half of black African and Caribbean men did not know their ethnicity increased their risk. “It’s not acceptable that we are seeing 40 per cent of prostate cancer diagnoses in the late stage, and a mortality rate that is unnecessarily high,” said Rebecca Porta, Orchid chief executive. “Too many men are not facing up to prostate cancer and their own individual risk and they are not seeking help and advice earlier enough. “If we can tackle this from both sides, by getting many more men and GPs to talk about prostate cancer risk, we can help… Read full this story
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