Tom Malone, a Gogglebox cast member, has opened out about his decision to walk 11,000 steps every day to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK.
Tom, age 28, said that his great aunt, cousin, and two grandfathers have all been affected by cancer.
The reality personality told Express.co.uk, “It’s something extremely close to our hearts.”
Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among males, and he wants to spread awareness of the disease in the hopes that more men would be checked for it.
Tom Malone remarked that whenever he looks at those numbers, he thinks about his father, brothers, cousins, uncles, and sons who have all passed away.
The fact that cancer can strike at any time shows how important it is to make the most of the time you have, he said.
“You should probably do all you can to help fund research into this illness and find a cure or at least find ways to treat its symptoms and help people live longer.
“It’s not something that’s discussed enough.”
He continued by saying that while older males are more likely to contract the condition, younger men should be aware of the risk.
Moreover, he said “Although my generation is less likely to be impacted, everyone should nonetheless be aware of the possibility.
It’s preferable to know what to expect and be ready for anything that may come your way rather than be caught off guard.
Pain or burning when urinating or ejaculating, peeing frequently, particularly at night, difficulty beginning or ending urination, unexpected erectile dysfunction, and blood in urine or semen are all prominent warning symptoms.