Penny Lancaster burst into tears as she talked about her husband Rod Stewart's fight with an "aggressive" form of prostate cancer Thursday following Loose Women's episode.

The 48-year-old model got emotional when she talked about the moment the legendary singer Rod was diagnosed in 2016. This was the first time she spoke about his heartbreaking fight.

The legendary singer, 74, received the all-clear in July after clandestinely battling the disease for three years.

Brave: Penny Lancaster burst into tears as she talked about husband Rod Stewart's fight with an "aggressive" form of prostate cancer Thursday following Loose Women's episode

Brave: Penny Lancaster burst into tears as she talked about husband Rod Stewart's fight with an "aggressive" form of prostate cancer Thursday following Loose Women's episode

Love story: The 48-year-old model got emotional when she talked about the moment when the diagnosis of legendary singer Rod was made. This was the first time she spoke about his heartbreaking fight

Love story: The 48-year-old model got emotional when she talked about the moment when the diagnosis of legendary singer Rod was made. This was the first time she spoke about his heartbreaking fight

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

Rod had a few symptoms. It started to move pretty fast, the results, the numbers. They said we should do a rectal exam best. It is the only way. A specialist has to do that. And they found a lump. Then it was like, "Okay, we can not ignore that."

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

Penny started to cry and said, "That's it [quite aggressive], It went very fast. Rod was aggressive.

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

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

Tears: Penny started to cry and said, "That's it [quite aggressive], It went very fast. It was an aggressive one with Rod. & # 39;

Tears: Penny started to cry and said, "That's it [quite aggressive], It went very fast. It was an aggressive one with Rod. & # 39;

It left the gland and migrated outward. So that was another scary moment when we had to do more invasive tests and scans to see if it was in another secondary location in his body, which was the scariest test of all. But it did not go. & # 39;

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

She responded to the strenuous radiation treatment that the singer from Handbags and Gladrags had undergone to fight the disease. "Rod and I traveled to London at the same time every day and went to the clinic.

"Rod has never worked this way in his life for a day or a week. He put his positive head together with me. The nurses had a small room for him. He took his computer with him and said it was like my day in the office. "

Penny said that the couple sharing sons Alastair (13) and Aiden (8) has made the decision to keep the diagnosis out of their children, along with Rod's six other older children.

Brave: The star added: "It's emotional. We have kept it quiet for two and a half years now. The positive news is that we understood it early enough. & # 39;

Brave: The star added: "It's emotional. We have kept it quiet for two and a half years now. The positive news is that we understood it early enough. & # 39;

Together: The couple, which had closed the knot in 2007, received the all-clear from Rod in July 2019

Together: The couple, which had closed the knot in 2007, received the all-clear from Rod 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, "We told the elders. Aidan was only five or six years old, so not old enough to understand it. It would be too much for her [the younger ones] understand.

"When Dad finally told everyone the good news and to get the message out for the boys over 50, we told the little one."

When she talked about why the couple kept the diagnosis secret, she said, "It was our decision to come out [with the news], so to speak. Rod appeared at a prostate cancer event with the Faces.

"After a few songs he said:" Hello everybody, thank you for coming, and I just have to take this moment. I owe it to everyone, I'm a survivor. "

"He received the all-clear in July, there's no sign at all – he just wanted to send a message to all men, especially over 50, and you can actually apply for a PSA blood test.

Harrowing: The Handbags and Gladrags singer, who had undergone the strenuous radiation treatment to fight the disease, said, "Rod and I traveled to London at the same time each day and went to the clinic

Harrowing: The Handbags and Gladrags singer, who had undergone the strenuous radiation treatment to fight the disease, said, "Rod and I traveled to London at the same time each day and went to the clinic

"That gives you a hint, it's not a sure result. But if there are signs that the readings are elevated, and if they do, you can do more rectal examinations, which is an unpleasant thing for men to talk about.

"Men do not get an offer, you can request it. Really, that should move. & # 39;

The star said her husband was "fantastic" and added, "He is jI just stopped in Vegas, flew to New York for a charity event, and he's back home on Saturday.

Do you think I'm sexy? Star Rod has also sent a message to the series asking other men to get tested. Guys, please go down to the doctors and get examined – it's a rotten disease.

The interview was conducted after Sir Rod found out last month that he had defeated prostate cancer.

Family First: Penny said the couple, sharing their sons Alastair (13) and Aiden (8), has made the decision to keep the diagnosis away from their children, along with Rod's six other older children

Family First: Penny said the couple, sharing their sons Alastair (13) and Aiden (8), has made the decision to keep the diagnosis away from their children, along with Rod's six other older children

Inspirational: Do you think I'm sexy? Star Rod has also sent a message to the series asking other men to get tested

Inspirational: Do you think I'm sexy? Star Rod has also sent a message to the series asking other men to get tested

The rocker was diagnosed in 2016, but said the disease was caught in the early stages during a routine checkup.

Rod showed his plight during a fundraising night with former Faces bandmates Kenney Jones and Ronnie Wood, reports The Mirror. "Two years ago, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer," he said.

What is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is the growth of tumors in the prostate.

Only men have a prostate, a walnut-sized gland between rectum and penis that forms a fluid that is mixed with semen to form semen.

How many people kill it?

More than 11,800 men a year – or one every 45 minutes – die of prostate cancer in the UK, compared with about 11,400 women who die of breast cancer.

This means that prostate cancer is behind the lungs and intestines only in terms of the number of people it kills in the UK. In the US, 26,000 people die each year from the disease.

How fast is it developing?

Prostate cancer usually develops slowly, so the NHS may have been without evidence for many years.

If the cancer is at an early stage and does not produce symptoms, a policy of "watchful waiting" or "active surveillance" can be introduced.

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

However, if it is diagnosed at a later time, when it has spread, it becomes deadly and the treatment is about alleviating the symptoms.

Thousands of men are kept from seeking a diagnosis because of the known side effects of the treatment, including erectile dysfunction.

Tests and treatment

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

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

Men over the age of 50 are entitled to a PSA blood test that will give doctors an approximate idea of ​​whether a patient is at risk.

But it is unreliable. Patients who get a positive result usually receive a biopsy that is not foolproof.

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 nurses on 0800 074 8383 or visit prostatecanceruk.org.

Sir Rod added, "No one knows that, but I thought it was time for me to tell everyone. I am now clear, just because I recognized it early. I have so many tests. & # 39;

Prostate cancer is the growth of tumors in the prostate.

Only men have a prostate, a walnut-sized gland between rectum and penis that forms a fluid that is mixed with semen to form semen.

Rod, who had previously had a cancerous growth from the thyroid gland, urged the audience to go to the doctor and tell them he was trying to keep a smile on his face during the ordeal.

He said, "If you are sure and work it through and keep a smile on your face … I worked for two years and was just happy and the good gentleman took care of me."

In 2000, Rod announced that he feared losing his voice after doctors removed cancerous growth 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 sworn to raise millions for a cancer foundation, had to wait much longer to sing again.

In the meantime, it emerged last month that a prostate cancer drug following a successful clinical trial could offer hope to thousands of men with an incurable form of the disease.

The drug Lynparza has achieved its goal to extend the life of men with cancer who have survived a normal treatment.

The developers say the drug is the only one that has worked in an area where "the need for new effective therapies is high."

Lynparza destroys the damaged DNA of cancer cells and kills them. It is already approved worldwide for the treatment of ovarian cancer.

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

These drugs lower the testosterone level, the male sex hormone that many prostate tumors live on.

Lynparza works differently by targeting damaged DNA to kill tumors. It is intended for men whose cancer has continued to grow and spread, even though the level of testosterone has fallen medically.

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