Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men.
In 2008 there were 338,000 people in the UK diagnosed with prostate cancer, a third of the number of people with the cancer worldwide.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of death by cancer in the UK.
The main factor which increases the likelihood of developing prostate cancer is age.
Early symptoms of prostate cancer are varied and unspecific but can include:
Prostate Screening services
If you have a family history of prostate cancer or are over 40, you should consider regular checks of your prostate which can include examination, a blood test for prostate specific antigen, ultrasound and biopsy (where there are clinical signs).