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Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in the prostate. The prostate is a small walnut-shaped gland in males that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm.

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. Many prostate cancers grow slowly and are confined to the prostate gland, where they may not cause serious harm. However, while some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minimal or even no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly.

Prostate cancer that's detected early — when it's still confined to the prostate gland — has the best chance for successful treatment.

Below are links to useful websites offering help to men who are looking for information about prostate cancer either for prevention, early diagnosis, treatment options and recovery.  Some sites have information that is not consistent with our objectives in that they recommend PSA prostate cancer testing for men aged over 50 whereas we recommend testing for men over 40 especially where there are higher risk factors such as black,asian and afro-caribbean heritage, a family history of prostate cancer or breast and ovarian cancer on the maternal side

What is the prostate? Click on the diagram below to view information from Macmillan Cancer Research

Prostate Cancer UK

Various articles including information for men who have just been diagnosed, surgery, radiotherapy and hormone therapy information and living with prostate cancer



UK National Health Service



Men’s health support group working as an advocate for men's health issues to encourage prevention and early diagnosis


Graham Fulford Trust

Charitable trust supporting prostate cancer awareness and early diagnosis


Prostate Cancer South

Various articles and publications produced by Prostate Cancer South including raising awareness, PSA tests, just diagnosed and treatment options and pathways


Tackle prostate cancer organisation

Tackle acts as the voice of prostate cancer patients in the UK


Macmillan Support

Macmillan provide vital information about all types of cancer, diagnosis, treatments and recovery. The link takes you to help page as mental health, financial problems and emotional issues are often most difficult problems for cancer sufferers


Portsmouth Hospital

Information about facilities and services at the QA hospital in Portsmouth



Information about facilities and services at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust


People Matter Isle of Wight

User led organisation helping Isle of Wight people and their carers who have support needs


Diabetes UK

This link takes you to the Diabetes UK website that contains information about Diabetes

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