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Pubs to serve up cancer awareness
Prostate cancer beer mat from campaign
Prostate cancer kills 10,000 people each year
Men drinking in Glasgow pubs will be served up advice on prostate cancer with their pints as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the disease.

The Prostate Cancer Charity said too many Scots do not realise the importance of the gland.

It hopes that the Real Man beer mat campaign - launched during Prostate Cancer Awareness Week - will help them learn about their bodies.

The condition is the UK's most common form of male cancer.

It affects 27,000 men each year across the country, killing 10,000.

The Prostate Cancer Charity said its statistics showed that most men over the age of 45 do not even know they have a prostate gland.

It believes that Scots have a greater chance of beating the disease if they know more about the gland.

Glasgow pub landlords and their customers are being urged to get involved with the campaign, being launched on Monday.



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