Nick Owen, the well-known TV news presenter, has shared his story of being diagnosed with prostate cancer in the hope of raising awareness of the disease and encouraging other men to get tested early.
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Owen, 75, who is best known for hosting shows like Good Morning Britain and Midlands Today, was diagnosed with an “extensive and aggressive” form of cancer in April.
He had no symptoms, but a routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test showed slightly elevated results. His GP then referred him to a specialist, who confirmed the diagnosis.
Owen underwent surgery to remove the prostate gland, which was successful. However, he said that the recovery process was challenging.
He is now urging other men to get tested for prostate cancer, as early detection is key to successful treatment.
“I’m very lucky to be alive,” he said. “But if I hadn’t had that PSA test, I might not be here today.
“I’m urging all men to get tested for prostate cancer, even if they don’t have any symptoms. It’s a simple blood test, and it could save your life.”