Prostate cancer: Number of men dying from the disease hits new high in UKRuth Mabhiza
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.
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.
Angela Culhane, chief executive of Prostate Cancer UK, said: “By 2030, prostate cancer is set to be the most commonly diagnosed of all cancers in the UK.
“Before we reach this point, we absolutely must ensure that as many of these men as possible have their prostate cancer caught early and successfully treated, so their lives are not cut short by the disease.
“The fact that deaths from the disease are still reaching record highs serves as a stark reminder of the work yet to do.”
The Orchid cancer charity has issued advice to help people ‘FACE up to prostate cancer’
Prostate Cancer UK said its research plans are looking at better and earlier diagnosis, including the possibility of introducing an NHS screening programme.
It is also working on improved treatments and increased understanding of prostate cancer.
Journalist and Prostate Cancer UK ambassador Bill Turnbull said: “As someone whose prostate cancer was diagnosed once it had spread, I’m all too aware of how important it is that we find ways to improve diagnosis and treatment so that in the future lives are not cut short by this disease.
“In the two years since I went public with my illness, I’ve had the opportunity to meet so many brilliant people who are doing their bit to fight prostate cancer.
“From researchers to health professionals, fundraisers and volunteers, it’s been hugely inspiring.
“However, more still needs to be done. If everyone across the country does one thing to support Prostate Cancer UK this year, then we can make a huge impact.
“We must keep up the momentum until prostate cancer is no longer a danger to thousands of men every year.”
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