Posts tagged “prostate cancer”

Charity raises concerns over late prostate cancer diagnoses

April 10th, 2018
Charity raises concerns over late prostate cancer diagnoses

A charity has raised concerns over late prostate cancer diagnoses, after a study revealed that 37 percent of cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage. A report by the charity, Orchid, revealed that almost 4 in 10 cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed at a late stage (stages three and four). A quarter of cases […]

NHS England reveals breakthrough in prostate cancer diagnosis

March 6th, 2018
NHS England reveals breakthrough in prostate cancer diagnosis

NHS England has shared details of a significant breakthrough in trials used to find a more effective, quicker prostate cancer diagnosis method. CEO of NHS England, Simon Stevens, said that a ‘one-stop service’, which is currently under trial in London, could reduce diagnosis time from around six weeks to a few days. The testing process […]

Prostate cancer deaths exceed breast cancer toll for the first time in the UK

February 6th, 2018
Prostate cancer deaths exceed breast cancer toll for the first time in the UK

For the first time since records began in the UK, the number of men who died from prostate cancer has exceeded the number of women being killed by breast cancer. The latest figures show that in 2015, breast cancer caused 11,442 deaths and 11,819 men died from prostate cancer. In light of the news, Prostate […]

World Cancer Day: Death Rates Down by 10 Percent in a Decade

February 4th, 2016
World Cancer Day: Death Rates Down by 10 Percent in a Decade

Figures show that rates of death from cancer in Britain have decreased by around 10 percent in the last decade. 284 in every 100,000 people died from cancer in 2013. The figure was 312 in 2003. The death rate for men decreased by 12 percent and for women 8 percent. It is thought that the […]

Could Regular Workouts Prevent Prostate Cancer from Spreading?

January 6th, 2016
Could Regular Workouts Prevent Prostate Cancer from Spreading?

Researchers at Sheffield Hallam University are teaming up with Cancer Research UK to determine whether there is a link between frequent exercise and a lower risk of metastatic prostate cancer (prostate cancer that has spread outside of the prostate gland). Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men in the UK, affecting […]

Understanding Prostate Cancer

November 13th, 2015
Understanding Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common form of male cancer in the UK and affects more than 40,000 men each year. The prostate gland is found in males only. It is located inside the pelvis and is similar in size to a tangerine. The prostate gland is involved in the production of semen and surrounds […]

Can Baldness Kill You? The Link Between Hair Loss and Prostate Cancer

November 27th, 2014
Can Baldness Kill You? The Link Between Hair Loss and Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the UK and the most common cancer in men. Despite the ongoing efforts of the Movember movement to raise awareness during November, many men still don’t understand their personal risk. Now a study has shown, that men with a certain pattern of balding have […]

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