8 Things Younger Men Should Know About Prostate Cancer

PROSTATE cancer is one of the biggest killers of men in the UK, with a bloke losing his battle with the disease every 45 minutes.

But despite being the third deadliest form of cancer, it can be beaten if it's caught early.

 The prostate sits just between the penis and bladder>Getty - Contributor>4
The prostate sits just between the penis and bladder

A recent study found a worrying 60 per cent of British men didn't know what signs and symptoms to look out for when it came to prostate cancer.

With more than 10,000 Brits dying from the disease every year, and one in eight diagnosed in their lifetime, it's vital guys know the facts.

And that's where leading men's health charity, The Movember Foundation come in.

As part of their annual Grow A Mo campaign - urging blokes to sign up and grow a moustache to raise money - the charity is encouraging all men to learn the key signs of prostate and testicular cancer, and raise awareness of mental health problems in a bid to prevent suicide.

 The Movember Foundation, which originates from Australia, helps support men who may be struggling with cancer treatment and diagnosis, depression or suicide>Instagram>4
The Movember Foundation, which originates from Australia, helps support men who may be struggling with cancer treatment and diagnosis, depression or suicide

Sarah Coghlan, Global Health Promotion Director at the Movember Foundation, said: "Not all men with prostate cancer show clear symptoms until too late so it’s vital all men start talking to their doctor about the pros and cons of having a PSA test when they turn 50 – or at 45 if they’re black or have a family history of the disease.