Prostate Cancer FAQ's

As part of our partnership with Cancer UK, we're sharing what you need to know about prostate cancer.

What is the Prostate Cancer UK x TENA Men campaign?
TENA Men has pledged to donate £50,000 to Cancer.
From September 2020 to January 2021, Essity UK will be donating 10p per pack of TENA Men sold in UK wide retailers and online to Prostate Cancer UK.
When will TENA donate the £50,000?
If not all promotional packs are sold by January 2021, TENA will donate the difference between packs sold and £50,000
When are the promotional packs available to buy?
Promotional packs will be available across supermarkets in stores and online, Boots, Superdrug and other selected pharmacies from September 2020.
What is prostate cancer?
cancer can develop when cells in the prostate start to grow in an uncontrolled way.
Some prostate cancer grows too slowly to cause any problems or affect how long you live. Because of this, many men with prostate cancer will never need any treatment.
But some prostate cancer grows quickly and is more likely to spread. This is more likely to cause problems and needs treatment to stop it spreading.
What are the signs and symptoms?
cancer that's contained inside the prostate (called localised prostate cancer or early prostate cancer) doesn't usually cause any symptoms. That's why it's important to know about your risk.
But some men might have some urinary problems. These can be mild and happen over many years and may be a sign of a benign prostate problem, rather than prostate cancer.
More information about signs and symptoms of prostate cancer can be found here
Am I at risk?
In the UK. about 1 in 8 men will get cancer in their lifetime.
Prostate cancer mainly affects men over 50, and your risk increases with age. The risk is even higher for black men and men with a family history of prostate cancer.
Check your risk in 30 seconds using Prostate Cancer UK's online risk checker.
Will I get urinary problems after prostate cancer treatment?
Urinary problems can occur after certain cancer treatments because they can damage the nerves and muscles that control urination. It's important you speak to your doctor or nurse about choosing the right treatment for you. If you've previously had treatment for prostate cancer and are now experiencing urinary problems, they can help treat or manage your symptoms.
You can read more about prostate cancer treatments here.
How do I find out more?
Whether you've been diagnosed or have concerns about cancer, Prostate Cancer UK's Specialist Nurses are here to support you. You can call them on 0800 074 8383 from Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, Wednesday 10am to 8pm.
Or you can visit Prostate Cancer UK's website to find out more:

Did you know?

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK

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