Prostate Cancer Awareness

1 March 2024

About 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate cancer mainly affects men over 50, and your risk increases with age.

Some possible noticeable changes include:

  • difficulty starting to urinate or emptying your bladder
  • a weak flow when you urinate
  • a feeling that your bladder hasn’t emptied properly
  • dribbling urine after you finish urinating
  • needing to urinate more often than usual, especially at night
  • a sudden need to urinate – you may sometimes leak urine before you get to the toilet.

If you think you might have or are at risk of prostate cancer, we recommend contacting your GP or visit Prostate Cancer UK or the Marie Keating Foundation (ROI). Or if you don’t quite know where to start, feel free to contact Lighthouse Charity to see how we can help you.

• Call 0345 605 1956 (UK) 1800 939 122 (ROI)
• Text HARDHAT to 85258 (UK) 50808 (ROI)

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