In May 2013, Fitz Lawson, a youth support worker from Milton Keynes, had a huge shock when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the age of 54. Having lost his father to the disease and with two grown up sons, Fitz understands the importance of research in helping to find out why Black men are more at risk of prostate cancer. He explains what he’s doing to get more Black men involved in research to stop the disease ‘wreaking havoc’ in the community.

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56 year old Errol Mckellar starred in the BBC Lifeline Appeal for us recently. He is a car mechanic who owns a garage in Hackney, London was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010 after his wife prompted him to go and see his GP.

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