BBC News: Prostate Cancer charity Orchid says 4 in 10 of all cases are diagnosed Too Late
Friday, 13th April 2018
The report by charity Orchid found a "worrying trend" of late diagnosis with 37% of prostate cancer cases diagnosed at stages three and four. It comes as ministers announced extra funding for prostate cancer research.
In February figures showed the number of men dying from prostate cancer had overtaken female deaths from breast cancer for the first time in the UK.
With an aging population, the charity has called for urgent action to prevent a "ticking time bomb in terms of prostate cancer provision".
Orchid chief executive Rebecca Porta said: "With prostate cancer due to be the most prevalent cancer in the UK within the next 12 years, we are facing a potential crisis in terms of diagnostics, treatment and patient care. Urgent action needs to be taken now."
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