It is reported that, in 2018, there were 316,680 cancers of any kind diagnosed in England, the equivalent of 868 cases a day. Prostate was the most common type – 49,029 cases – followed by breast – 47,476 cases.

This has been called the ‘Fry and Turnbull effect’ – an increase in the number of men getting checked. Stephen Fry and Bill Turnbull both featured in the media about their prostate cancer diagnosis and encouraged men to seek medical advice if they were worried.

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