Health chiefs support prostate cancer fight

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Health chiefs in north Derbyshire are backing the national Men United campaign to help fight prostate cancer.

The campaign, fronted by comedian Bill Bailey, is urging men aged 50 or over to seek medical advice if they spot any of the symptoms.

Prostate cancer kills one man every hour in the UK – more than 10,000 men a year.

Symptoms include needing to go for a pee more often, especially at night, difficulty starting to urinate and a weak flow when you urinate.

Dr Ben Milton, chair of NHS North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said:“No one knows how to prevent prostate cancer but diet and a healthy lifestyle may be important in preventing the disease.

“Therefore, it’s a good idea for men to exercise vigorously for half an hour at least three times a week, and to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.”

n Men experiencing the symptoms should call Prostate Cancer UK’s specialist nurses on 0800 0748383, visit http://prostatecanceruk.org or see their GP.