Prostate cancer: What you need to know


Prostate cancer has become the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK, and diagnoses have overtaken those for breast cancer.

It’s thought the increase is largely due to more awareness of the disease, combined with an ageing population – you’re much more likely to get prostate cancer if you’re over 50.

There were 57,192 new prostate cancer cases in 2018 (the most recent data available), just ahead of 57,153 breast cancer cases, 48,054 cases of lung cancer and 42,879 of bowel cancer, according to an analysis by the charity  Prostate Cancer UK (PCUK).

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