Derren shared his story with us to help raise awareness and encourage men to get checked out sooner. Getting checked early on can make all the difference in making a full recovery, as Derren found out.
Watch Derren’s story to find out more about his experience of prostate cancer, the treatment he had and the symptoms to look out for.
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