The Manversation campaign has been developed in consultation with leading prostate cancer charities Orchid Cancer Appeal and Tackle Prostate Cancer. The campaign has been organised and funded by Bayer.

prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in men worldwide.1 Only men can get prostate cancer.2 It’s more likely to occur in men with a family history of prostate cancer2 and those who live in more developed countries, where about 70% of cases occur.1 Prostate cancer mainly affects men aged 50 and over, and the risk of developing prostate cancer increases with age.3

In the UK:

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Over 47,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year4

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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men5

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Approximately 1 in 8 men will develop the condition in their lifetime6

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Black men are more likely to develop prostate cancer (1 in 4 likelihood in comparison to 1 in 8)3

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Every 45 minutes one man dies from prostate cancer, which is more than 11,500 men every year4

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Around 400,000 men are currently living with and after prostate cancer4

Advanced Prostate Cancer

At initial diagnosis, between 17% and 34% of prostate cancers have spread to different parts of the body.7

This means the cancer is in the advanced stage.8 Most of the time, prostate cancer spreads to the bones first.9

 

Because prostate cancer can spread, it’s important to know what to look for.

 

If you are currently living with prostate cancer, ask yourself these questions:10, 11

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Are you having trouble doing regular activities? 

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Are you needing to take or increase the amount of medicine for pain? 

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Are you living with aches, discomfort, or pain you can’t explain? 

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Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms that may indicate your prostate cancer has advanced?

  • Tiredness/fatigue10
  • Aches, pain, or discomfort10
  • Weakness/numbness10
  • Generally feeling unwell10
  • Trouble falling or staying asleep10
  • Bowel/bladder changes (how often you go to the bathroom)10
  • Issues with sexual function11
  • Loss of appetite10
  • Weight loss12
  • Difficulty doing normal activities11

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