Midlands TV presenter Nick Owen reveals prostate cancer diagnosis - The Evesham Observer

Midlands TV presenter Nick Owen reveals prostate cancer diagnosis

Evesham Editorial 8th Aug, 2023 Updated: 8th Aug, 2023   0

MIDLANDS news presenter Nick Owen has revealed he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The 75-year-old BBC broadcaster has undergone surgery after being diagnosed with the ‘extensive and aggressive cancer’ in April.

Owen said he had no symptoms and the diagnosis had come ‘out of the blue’ following a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test which had shown slightly elevated results.

“My GP insisted that I go and see a specialist just to reassure me… he saved my life,” he said.

The presenter said a scan before the successful surgery had shown the cancer was contained in the prostate and had not spread.

He plans to return to screens in the autumn, said the BBC




Prostate cancer affects one in eight men in the UK and diagnosis has tripled over the past three years.

What symptoms should people check for?

The common ones are:


  • needing to urinate more frequently – particularly at night
  • difficulty starting to urinate, weak flow and it taking a long time blood in urine or semen
  • These symptoms can be caused by other conditions too – but it is important to have any changes checked by a doctor.

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