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Prostate cancer trebled in 30 years

24th January 2013

Cancer Research UK has released figures which suggest that boys born in 2015 will be almost three times as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point as those born in 1990.

The charity has suggested that the increased use of the prostate specific antigen test, which picks up a wide variety of prostate cancers, and the ageing population are key factors in explaining the increase with 41,000 men diagnosed with the disease at present, compared to only 15,000 men a year a quarter of a century ago.


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Article Information

Title: Prostate cancer trebled in 30 years
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 23587
Date Added: 24th Jan 2013



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