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Study by BMI Clementine Churchill Hospital finds only a quarter of men in Harrow aware of prostate cancer symptoms
A survey has found 76 per cent of men in the borough are unaware of the symptoms of prostate cancer.
The London-wide study by BMI Clementine Churchill Hospital reported the figures as part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
The disease is the most common cancer affecting men in the UK with more than 40,800 diagnosed cases each year.
It claims a life every hour but the cancer often goes undetected as it displays few symptoms in its very early stages.
Symptoms are caused by an enlarged prostate and may include difficulty urinating, a weak urine flow, stopping and starting while passing urine or going to the toilet more often or at night.