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Fry and Turnbull 'save lives' with prostate cancer appeal

By Andy Hayes, news reporter
Stephen Fry and Bill Turnbull may have helped save lives by revealing they were suffering from prostate cancer, the head of NHS England has said.
Former QI host Fry revealed in February that he was recovering from surgery for the disease, while Turnbull announced that he had been diagnosed with an advanced form of it in March.
Fry, 61, urged "men of a certain age" to get themselves tested.Former BBC Breakfast host Turnbull said the disease had also spread to the bone - putting him in a "dark chasm".There were 70,000 visits to the NHS's prostate cancer advice page in March - a huge increase on the monthly average of around 20,000, NHS England said.It is the most common form of cancer suffered by men in the UK, and takes more lives than breast cancer."The Turnbull and Fry effect could help save lives," NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens said.
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