In the UK, about 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer during their lives. Men over the age of 50, and men with a family history are at greater risk of developing prostate cancer. 

It is the most common cancer in men across the UK, with over 47,000 men per year being diagnosed - that's 129 men per day! These figures are astonishing - early detection is key.   

Sign and symptoms of prostate cancer can vary but usually most will have some sort of urinary problems. Traditionally, a PSA blood test is taken which measures the amount of prostate specific antigen in the blood and will help determine if you have prostate cancer. 

However, the test is not perfect. PSA misses the cancer in around 15% of men with prostate cancer. 

That is why the news of a new urine test which could provide more accurate results by looking a genetic markers is welcomed breakthrough.