Information on Prostate Cancer

Every hour in the UK three more men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and at least one will die of the disease. That’s about 32, 000 diagnoses and 11,000 deaths each year. It is now the most common cancer to affect men.

Many more men have the disease without even knowing it, or experiencing any symptoms. Yet nearly 85% of the public have no idea where the prostate is, what it does or what can go wrong with it.

Age is the strongest factor in the susceptibility to prostate cancer. In other words, the older you get, the more likely you are to get the disease. Since we are all now living longer, this partly reflects the increasing number of cases being identified.

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