This campaign has been organised and funded by Bayer.

prostate cancer: the facts

Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in men over 50 worldwide.1 In fact, one in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.1 Prostate cancer is caused when prostate cells grow in an uncontrolled way.1


Some prostate cancer grows more quickly and spreads more easily, so getting treatment as early as possible can help limit spreading.1

Prostate cancer in the UK

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Around 400,000 men are living with and after prostate cancer 1

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Over 47,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year – 129 men every day 1

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Black men are more likely to develop prostate cancer (1 in 4 compared to 1 in 8 white men) 1

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Men over 50 are more at risk of getting prostate cancer 2

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Men with family history of prostate cancer are more likely to get prostate cancer 2

Prostate cancer symptoms

  • Needing to urinate more often than usual3
  • Sudden need to urinate3
  • Difficulty emptying bladder or a feeling that your bladder has not emptied after urinating3
  • Weak flow while urinating3

If you have any of the risk factors or symptoms of prostate cancer, it’s important that you let your doctor know. Remember you may not even experience any symptoms for early prostate cancer. That’s why it’s important to visit your doctor for regular health check-ups.

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Reporting of side effects and quality complaints

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at


You can also report side effects and quality complaints to Bayer Plc. Further information is available on the “contact” tab at


By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.