22% Of Scots 'Avoid Health Talks With Dad'

More than a fifth of people in Scotland would avoid talking to their father about an intimate health issue such as prostate cancer despite it being potentially life-saving, according to a new poll.

The disease is the most common cancer in men and claims 10,900 lives annually in the UK, but can be treated successfully if caught early.

A UK-wide survey of 2,054 people by YouGov for charity Prostate Cancer UK found 22% of Scottish respondents would dodge having a heart-to-heart with their fathers about prostate cancer or similar conditions.

Nearly a quarter of people in Scotland do not talk to their father about his health at all.

Angela Culhane, chief executive of Prostate Cancer UK, lost her father-in-law to prostate cancer, putting her husband and son at a 2.5-times increased risk of the disease.

She said: "If everyone who gives a card to their dad this Sunday also showed they care by asking the serious questions strangers won't ask, no matter how awkward, then many more fathers will live to see many more father's days.

"This year I'm urging everyone to have a three-minute conversation with their dad about prostate cancer to ensure he's there for many more years to come.''

Recently Played Tracks

To listen live, choose your preferred location:

Go

On TV: 1999's Biggest Sellers!

9am - 10am

Watch heart TV

  • Alice Deejay Better Off Alone

    09:36

    iTunes

  • Christina Aguilera Genie In A Bottle

    09:32

    iTunes

  • TLC No Scrubs

    09:29

    iTunes

  • Ronan Keating When You Say Nothing At All

    09:22

    iTunes

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Shopping Our Advertisers

Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart Scotland- East.

Follow Heart on Twitter