Elton John health: The musician's potentially fatal near miss – 'give me a little longer'

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men in Britain, with more than 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year.

The NHS said that as prostate cancer usually progresses very slowly, you can live for decades without symptoms or needing treatment, though this is not the case for everyone.

Elton John notoriously decided to have surgery as he did not want the disease “hanging over” his family.

The chances of developing prostate cancer increase as you get older. Most cases develop in men aged 50 or older.

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