March is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

4th March 2022

March is #ProstateCancerAwarenessMonth For info on signs and symptoms visit


There were 1,137 cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in Northern Ireland in 2016. Men under 50 have a very low risk of prostate cancer, but their risk increases as they get older. Age is the strongest risk factor for prostate cancer. It’s estimated that about 80% of men in their 80s will have some degree of prostate cancer. The earlier a cancer is picked up, the easier it is to treat it and the more likely the treatment is to be successful.

There are a number of websites that provide information relating to prostate cancer, these include:

This is not an exhaustive list and other sources of support in Northern Ireland can also be accessed via Northern Ireland Cancer Network(link is external).