According to NHS statistics there are around 47,700 new prostate cancer cases in the UK every year, that’s around 130 every day accounting for 26% of all new cancer cases in males and are projected to rise by 12% in the UK to 233 cases per 100,000 males by 2035.
WHO IS AT RISK
Risk of developing prostate cancer depends on many factors, including age, genetics, and exposure to risk factors (including some potentially avoidable lifestyle factors) One in 6 UK males will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
- If you are black
- Check your family history
- Your hormones
- Your type of occupation (Exposure to various form of chemical)
- Body weight / being obese
Early detection can save the life of a prostate cancer patient, go visit your GP for a quick test and it’s only a two-weeks wait’ to get the result.
- 15% of patients diagnosed with prostate cancer have surgery to remove the tumour as part of their primary cancer treatment.
- 30% of patients diagnosed with prostate cancer have radiotherapy as part of their primary cancer treatment
- 3% of patients diagnosed with prostate cancer have chemotherapy as part of their primary cancer treatment.
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Figures shows many black male most especially from Africa are not fully aware of the risk and or naive to the prevention, diagnosis and the treatment process.