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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - March

3 March 2011

The Prostate Cancer Charity is staging its third annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, March 2011, when thousands of people will join together and declare 'I'm aware' to support men and their families affected by the disease.

Numerous events and activities will be taking place across the country with the universal aim of raising awareness of the most common cancer in men in the UK. Marks & Spencer, which has already raised 700,000 for the Charity in five years, will be raising funds by selling a range of mens underpants, specially-designed by mystery celebrities.

The Prostate Cancer Charity is striving for a world where lives are no longer limited by prostate cancer. The Charity is fighting prostate cancer on every front - through research, support, information and campaigning.

Key Facts

  • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK.
  • One man dies every hour of prostate cancer in the UK
  • Every year in the UK 36,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • There are 250,000 men living with the disease in the UK, yet many of them are still facing difficulties in accessing the support and information that they need to cope with the disease.
  • African Caribbean men are three times more likely to develop prostate cancer than white men.