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Brave: Penny Lancaster shed tears when she discussed the fight of husband Rod Stewart with an aggressive form of prostate cancer in the episode of Loose Women on Thursday

Penny Lancaster broke into tears when she discussed husband Rod Stewart's fight with an aggressive form of prostate cancer in the episode of Loose Women on Thursday.

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The model, 48, became emotional when she discussed the moment when legendary singer Rod was diagnosed in 2016, talking about his heartbreaking struggle for the first time.

The iconic singer 74. received the all-clear in July after three years of secretly fighting the disease.

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Brave: Penny Lancaster shed tears when she discussed the fight of husband Rod Stewart with an aggressive form of prostate cancer in the episode of Loose Women on Thursday

Brave: Penny Lancaster shed tears when she discussed the fight of husband Rod Stewart with an aggressive form of prostate cancer in the episode of Loose Women on Thursday

Love story: the model, 48, became emotional when she discussed the moment when the legendary singer Rod was diagnosed and marked the first time she spoke of his heartbreaking struggle

Love story: the model, 48, became emotional when she discussed the moment when the legendary singer Rod was diagnosed and marked the first time she spoke of his heartbreaking struggle

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Love story: the model, 48, became emotional when she discussed the moment when the legendary singer Rod was diagnosed and marked the first time she spoke of his heartbreaking struggle

She said: & # 39; We were in London. He is very fond of his health. He does not believe in retirement, he wants to continue forever, so he always gets screenings and tests. & # 39;

& # 39; Rod had some symptoms. It started to move fairly quickly, the results, the numbers. They said that it is best to take a rectal exam. It is the only way. A specialist must do that. And they did find a lump. Then it was like, & # 39; okay, we can't ignore this & # 39 ;.

& # 39; We got the shock news that it was cancer. We have looked at the different ways of dealing with it. & # 39;

Penny started to cry and said: & # 39; It was [pretty aggressive]. It came up really quickly. With Rod it was an aggressive one.

Moment: She said: & We were in London. He is very fond of his health. He doesn't believe in retirement, he wants to go on forever, so he always gets screenings and tests & # 39;

Moment: She said: & We were in London. He is very fond of his health. He doesn't believe in retirement, he wants to go on forever, so he always gets screenings and tests & # 39;

Moment: She said: & We were in London. He is very fond of his health. He doesn't believe in retirement, he wants to go on forever, so he always gets screenings and tests & # 39;

Tears: Penny started crying and said: & it was [pretty aggressive]. It came up really quickly. With Rod it was an aggressive & # 39;
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Tears: Penny started crying and said: & it was [pretty aggressive]. It came up really quickly. With Rod it was an aggressive & # 39;

Tears: Penny started crying and said: & it was [pretty aggressive]. It came up really quickly. With Rod it was an aggressive & # 39;

# It left the gland and traveled to the outer tissues. So that was another scary moment when we had to undergo more invasive tests and scans to see if it was somewhere else in his body, which was the most frightening test of all. But it wasn't gone. & # 39;

& # 39; It's emotional. We have been silent for two and a half years now. The positive news is that we noticed it early enough. & # 39;

Detail of the debilitating radiation treatment that the handbag and Gladrags singer underwent to beat the disease, she said: & Rod and I traveled to London at the same time every day, to the clinic.

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& # 39; Rod has never done the same in his entire life for one day, one week. He set his positive head together with myself. The nurses had a small room for him. He took his computer, he said this was my day at the office. & # 39;

Penny said the couple – sharing sons Alastair, 13 and Aiden, eight, have made the decision to keep their children diagnosed, with Rod & six other older children informed.

Brave: the star added: & # 39; It's emotional. We have been silent for two and a half years now. The positive news is that we noticed it early enough & # 39;

Brave: the star added: & # 39; It's emotional. We have been silent for two and a half years now. The positive news is that we noticed it early enough & # 39;

Brave: the star added: & # 39; It's emotional. We have been silent for two and a half years now. The positive news is that we noticed it early enough & # 39;

Together: the couple, who made the knot in 2007, received Rod & # 39; s all-clear in July 2019

Together: the couple, who made the knot in 2007, received Rod & # 39; s all-clear in July 2019

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Together: the couple, who made the knot in 2007, received Rod & # 39; s all-clear in July 2019

The singer also has Sarah Streeter, Kimberly Stewart, Sean Stewart, Ruby Stewart, Renée Stewart and Liam Stewart from previous relationships.

She said: & # 39; We told the elderly. Aidan was only five or six, so it wasn't old enough to understand. It would be too much for them [the younger] to understand.

& # 39; When Dad finally told everyone the good news, and to get the message out there for boys over 50 and do the test, we told the little ones. & # 39;

She discussed why the couple kept the diagnosis calm and said: & # 39; It was our choice, as it were, to come out [with the news]. Rod played with a face at a prostate cancer event.

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& # 39; After a few songs, he said, "Hello everyone, thank you very much for coming and I just have to take this moment, I owe it to everyone, I am a survivor".

& # 39; In July he got everything clear, there is no trace at all – he just wanted to give a message to all men, especially over 50, you can actually go and ask for a PSA blood test.

Harrowing: Details of the debilitating radiation treatment that the Handbags and Gladrags singer underwent to beat the disease, she said: & Rod and I traveled to London at the same time every day, to the clinic

Harrowing: Details of the debilitating radiation treatment that the Handbags and Gladrags singer underwent to beat the disease, she said: & Rod and I traveled to London at the same time every day, to the clinic

Harrowing: Details of the debilitating radiation treatment that the Handbags and Gladrags singer underwent to beat the disease, she said: & Rod and I traveled to London at the same time every day, to the clinic

& # 39; That gives you a small indication, it is not a sure result. But if there is a sign that the values ​​have been increased, and if this is the case, you can conduct further rectal examinations, which is an uncomfortable thing for men to talk about.

& # 39; Men don't get an offer to come in, you can request it. That must really move. & # 39;

The star said her husband & # 39; fantastic & # 39; was busy and added: & # 39; He is jyou've done a stint in Vegas, flew to New York for a charity event, and he's back home on Saturday, there's no delay in him!

Do Ya Think I & # 39; m Sexy star Rod also sent a message to the show urging other men to get tested and said: & # 39; I just got it OK. Guys, please go to the doctors and get tested – it's a rotten disease … Finger butt, no harm done. & # 39;

The interview comes after Sir Rod revealed that he had been reporting prostate cancer last month.

Family first: Penny said the couple - sharing the sons of Alastair, 13 and Aiden, eight - have made the decision to keep their children diagnosed, with Rod & six other older children informed

Family first: Penny said the couple - sharing the sons of Alastair, 13 and Aiden, eight - have made the decision to keep their children diagnosed, with Rod & six other older children informed

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Family first: Penny said the couple – sharing the sons of Alastair, 13 and Aiden, eight – have made the decision to keep their children diagnosed, with Rod & six other older children informed

Inspirational: Do Ya Think I & # 39; m Sexy star Rod has also sent a message to the show urging other men to get tested

Inspirational: Do Ya Think I & # 39; m Sexy star Rod has also sent a message to the show urging other men to get tested

Inspirational: Do Ya Think I & # 39; m Sexy star Rod has also sent a message to the show urging other men to get tested

The rocker was diagnosed in 2016, but said the disease was caught at an early stage during a routine check.

Rod unveiled his plight during a fundraising evening with former Faces bandmates Kenney Jones and Ronnie Wood, The mirror reports. & # 39; Two years ago I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, & # 39; he said.

WHAT IS PROSTATE CANCER?

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Prostate cancer is the growth of tumors in the prostate gland.

Only men have a prostate, a walnut-sized gland between the rectum and the penis that creates a fluid that must be mixed with sperm to make sperm.

How many people does it kill?

More than 11,800 men a year – or one every 45 minutes – are now killed by prostate cancer in Britain, compared to around 11,400 women who die of breast cancer.

It means that prostate cancer is behind lung and intestinal tracts in terms of the number of people it kills in Britain. In the US, the disease kills 26,000 each year.

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How fast is it developing?

Prostate cancer usually develops slowly, so there can be no signs that someone has it for years, according to the NHS.

If the cancer is at an early stage and causes no symptoms, a policy of & # 39; can wait alert & # 39; or & # 39; active surveillance & # 39; are accepted.

Some patients can be cured if the disease is treated at an early stage.

But if it is diagnosed at a later stage, when it has spread, it becomes terminal and the treatment revolves around relieving symptoms.

Thousands of men are delayed to make a diagnosis because of the known side effects of the treatment, including erectile dysfunction.

Testing and treatment

There is no national prostate screening program because the tests have been too inaccurate for years.

Doctors have difficulty distinguishing between aggressive and less severe tumors, making it difficult to choose a treatment.

Men over 50 are eligible for a "PSA" blood test that gives doctors a rough idea of ​​whether a patient is at risk.

But it is unreliable. Patients who receive a positive result usually receive a biopsy that is also not watertight.

Scientists are not sure what causes prostate cancer, but age, obesity, and lack of exercise are known risks.

Anyone with concerns can contact the Prostate Cancer UK specialist nurses on 0800 074 8383 or come to visit prostatecanceruk.org.

Sir Rod added: & # 39; Nobody knows this, but I thought it was high time I told everyone. I'm free now, just because I noticed it early. I have so many tests. & # 39;

Prostate cancer is the growth of tumors in the prostate gland.

Only men have a prostate, a walnut-sized gland between the rectum and the penis that creates a fluid that must be mixed with sperm to make sperm.

Rod, who had previously had a cancerous tumor removed from his thyroid gland, urged the public to go to the doctor & # 39; and told them that he was trying to keep a smile on his face during the trial & # 39 ;.

He said: & # 39; If you are positive and you work through it and you keep a smile on your face … I have worked for two years and I have just been happy and the good Lord took care of me. & # 39;

In 2000, Rod revealed that he feared losing his singing voice after doctors had removed a cancerous tumor from his thyroid gland.

The singer was operated on at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles and said his voice would return within six months.

But the star, who has since vowed to raise millions for a charity for cancer, had to wait considerably longer before he could sing again.

Meanwhile, it turned out last month that a prostate cancer drug could offer hope to thousands of men with an incurable form of the disease after having passed a clinical trial.

The Lynparza drug has achieved its goal of prolonging the lives of men with cancer who have survived normal treatment.

The developers say the drug is the only one that has worked in a field where & # 39; the need for new effective therapies is high & # 39 ;.

Lynparza works by destroying and killing the damaged DNA of cancer cells, and is already approved worldwide for the treatment of ovarian cancer.

Lynparza – the brand name of the drug olaparib – is compared to two testosterone-blocking drugs currently used by the NHS – abiraterone and enzalutamide.

These drugs work by lowering the amount of testosterone, the male sex hormone, from which many prostate tumors thrive.

Lynparza works differently by targeting damaged DNA to kill tumors and is intended for men whose cancer has continued to grow and spread even when their testosterone levels have been medically reduced.

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