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PP Hon President, Tim Sharp with Marland Yarde at Harlequins training centre at Surrey Sports Ground

The uncomfortable truth about African/Caribbean men and prostate cancer​


We are proud to announce that England and Harlequins rugby international, Marland Yarde has joined the charity as an Ambassador to spearhead a Prostate Project parliamentary lobby to reduce the age at which African/Caribbean men can legally request a PSA test from 50 to 45 years. 


  • 1 in 4 African Caribbean men will get prostate cancer compared to 1 in 8 white men.

  • Reason is unknown but may be linked to inherited genes

  •  Early diagnosis is vital. 80% of cancers detected early are completely cured. Late diagnosis is serious

  •  Know your risk  -  if you are black and over 45, talk to your GP

  •  You may be at greater risk if your father or brother has had it

  •  Knowledge is power – Over 80% of early detected cancer is completely cured

Every man has a legal right to a PSA test at age 50. It must be right that black African/Caribbean men should have this right 5 years earlier, given their increased risk of contracting the disease and the earier age at which they present.