Prostate cancer: Number of men dying from the disease hits new high in UK

Prostate cancer Number of men dying from the disease hits new high in UK - The Mandatory Training Group UK -
Prostate cancer Number of men dying from the disease hits new high in UK - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Prostate cancer: Number of men dying from the disease hits new high in UK

Prostate cancer: Number of men dying from the disease hits new high in UK

Prostate Cancer UK is looking at better and earlier diagnosis, including the possibility of an NHS screening programme.

Prostate cancer Number of men dying from the disease hits new high in UK - The Mandatory Training Group UK -Only 47% of men with the disease are diagnosed at an early stage

The number of men dying from prostate cancer in the UK has hit an all-time high, according to the most recent figures.

There were 12,031 deaths from the disease in 2017, up from 11,637 the year before, and 11,307 in 2014.

The rise is not due to prostate cancer becoming more deadly, but is largely due to an ageing population, meaning that more men overall are being diagnosed.

In 2017, 48,561 men were newly diagnosed with prostate cancer, up from 48,523 the year before and 47,864 in 2014.

A man diagnosed this year has a much better chance of survival than a man diagnosed a decade ago, but rising numbers with the disease means a corresponding increase in deaths.

 

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