Prostate Cancer

VIDEO: COMEDIAN RICHARD BLACKWOOD UNDERGOES DIGITAL RECTAL EXAMINATION TO RAISE AWARENESS OF PROSTATE CANCER

Earlier today comedian Richard Blackwood underwent a potentially life saving rectal examination live on This Morning as part of the Stand By Your Man campaign, which aims to raise awareness of prostate cancer. 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. When asked why he agreed to go through with the producer Richard said: “Men have this phobia of being checked, of being vulnerable, so I’m showing []

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. Blackwood said: “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 []

UK NEWS: LEWISHAM BOROUGH’S FIRST BLACK POLICE OFFICER TO APPEAR IN CANCER RESEARCH UK COMMERCIAL

Photograph via Mercury Today David Michael, the first black policeman to serve in the London Borough of Lewisham, will appear in a Cancer Research UK commercial later on this month. Michael was diagnosed with having prostate cancer in December last year, but later went on to have keyhole surgery to remove the tumour and has now made a full recovery. The former policeman went on to achieve the rank of detective chief inspector, and is now adviser for community relations to Lewisham []

UK NEWS: BLACK MEN IN RAISED PROSTATE CANCER RISK

Black men living in England have a three times higher risk of prostate cancer than white men, figures show. They also tend to be diagnosed five years younger, a study of all cases in London and Bristol found. The results cannot be explained by access to diagnostic tests, awareness of the condition or screening, the British Journal of Cancer reported. Cancer charities said the finding may lead to better care for men at higher risk of the disease. Researchers at the University []