About one in seven men get prostate cancer. It’s the UK’s most prevalent cancer in males, with over 40,000 diagnoses every year. As men age, they can develop urinary symptoms like poor flow or getting up frequently in the night, and while most turn out to be benign prostate enlargement it can coexist with prostate cancer. So how would you recognise it and what are your chances of developing it?

Most men diagnosed with early prostate cancer show no symptoms, it is ‘picked up’ following a simple PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) blood test at a routine health assessment.