Labour’s Kevin Brennan says he is recovering after having surgery for prostate cancer last week.

He tweeted that he was “recuperating very well and should require no further treatment”.

The Cardiff West MP said the operation was done at Special School Hospital of Wales, whose staff he thanked for their “incredible skill, professionalism, dedication and humanity”.

“I am a fit and healthy man who had zero symptoms before diagnosis,” he said.

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“Over 50s ask your GP for a PSA test and get a scan if indicated as I did – early diagnosis means you can monitor changes and intervene only if necessary.”

He said he would be working from home for the next few weeks.

The 62-year-old ended with: “Seize the day – cherish your family and loved ones – help others – be kind and enjoy life!”

Prostate cancer is the most common among UK men and about one in eight will get it in their lifetime.

It mainly affects men over 50 and risk increases with age. The risk is also higher for black men and those with a history of prostate cancer in their family.

Many men with early stage prostate cancer don’t develop symptoms but things to look out for include changes in the way you urinate.

For example a weak flow, difficulty starting or emptying your bladder and needing to go more often – especially at night.

More information and advice can be found on the NHS website and at Prostate Cancer UK.


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