UK NEWS: COMEDIAN RICHARD BLACKWOOD TO HELP RAISE PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS
It has been reported that comedian and actor Richard Blackwood has agreed to under go a digital rectal examination (DRE) live on This Morning as part of the Stand By Your Man campaign, which aims to raise awareness of prostate cancer.
“I believe it’s vital to raise awareness for all men — regardless of background — of the importance of being diagnosed early. Quite recently I learned that my mother has been diagnosed with cancer and that’s really left me thinking cancer can strike anyone at any time.”
According to studies men of African and African Caribbean descent are three times more likely to get prostate cancer than Caucasian men of the same age.