Prostate Cancer Awareness With Ally Clarke – Prostate Cancer UK Brand Ambassador
In the UK, 1 in 4 black men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. This is double the risk faced by all men, which is 1 in 8. If you’re a black man aged 45 or over, speak to your GP about your risk.
Most men with early prostate cancer don’t have any symptoms. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the risk factors too. Prostate cancer is most common in men over 50. Black men and men with a family history of prostate cancer have a particularly high risk and may want to speak to their GP from the age of 45, even if they don’t have any symptoms.
Prostate Cancer UK’s 2018 public awareness survey showed that 70 per cent of black men are unaware that black ethnicity is a primary risk factor for the disease. Well over half (60%) of black men over the age of 45 have also never heard of, or don’t know what the PSA blood test is – usually the first step in diagnosing prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer UK is urging the British public to think about the men in their lives, what they love about them and what they would miss if they lost them to prostate cancer, which is a bigger killer than breast cancer.
We want the world to hear our message: Men, we are with you.
(Prostate Cancer UK)