I can confirm reports that I was diagnosed with prostate and bone cancer last November. I'm receiving excellent treatment including chemotherapy at @royalmarsdenNHS and am immensely grateful for the support I've had from colleagues @ClassicFM, where I continue to work.— Bill Turnbull (@billtu) March 5, 2018
'Fry and Turnbull effect' on prostate cancer - very touched by this, but the gratitude should go, and I’m sure Bill Turnbull will agree with me, to the doctors, nurses, radiologists & other health professionals who daily perform miracles for us all https://t.co/ObxggVk29z— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) October 9, 2018
Alice Law, senior media manager at NHS England, told PRWeek: "Early cancer diagnosis is a key priority for the NHS which is why we support campaigns and try to secure media coverage on the issue. After Stephen Fry and Bill Turnbull spoke out about their diagnosis, activity across the prostate cancer pages on the NHS website spiked, as did the number of people going to their GP and starting treatment."
Law added: "We know celebrities can get cut through for important health messages and we’re grateful for the work Stephen and Bill have done to encourage more men to come forward for checks."