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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. Prostate cancer accounts for a quarter of all new cancer cases in men in the UK. In 2011 in the UK around 41,700 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer, that's more than 110 every day. .


Recent Researhs states that the Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK.

A quarter of all new cases of cancer diagnosed in UK men are prostate cancers.

In 2010 in the UK around 41,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer, that's more than 112 every day.

Over the last 40 years prostate cancer rates in Great Britain have tripled, although much of the increase is due to increased detection through widespread use of the PSA test.

Three-quarters of prostate cancer cases are diagnosed in men aged over 65 years.

In 2008, around 324,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in Europe (EU-27).

Worldwide, around 899,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008. More than two out of three cases are diagnosed in the more developed regions.

How many men survive prostate cancer?
In the 1970s around three in ten men diagnosed with prostate cancer survived their disease beyond five years, now it’s more than eight in ten; however, much of this increase can be attributed to the increased use of PSA testing in the UK which has led to the diagnosis of many prostate cancers which would have gone undetected.

Forty years ago only two in ten men diagnosed with prostate cancer survived their disease for at least ten years, now it is nearly seven in ten; however, much of this increase can be attributed to the increased use of PSA testing in the UK which has led to the diagnosis of many prostate cancers which would have gone undetected.

How many men die from prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in UK men, after lung cancer.
In 2010 in the UK around 10,700 men died from prostate cancer, that's around 29 every day.
More than 9 in 10 prostate cancer deaths occur in men aged 65 and over.
Prostate cancer death rates peaked in the early 1990s and have since fallen by around a fifth.
It is estimated that more than 71,000 men in Europe (EU-27) died from prostate cancer in 2008.
Worldwide an estimated 258,000 men died from prostate cancer in 2008.

What causes prostate cancer?

The strongest risk factor for prostate cancer is age, with very low risk in men under the age of 50, but risk increasing with age thereafter. Mutations in the BRCA2 gene increase the risk of developing prostate cancer. Men with one or more first-degree relatives (father, brother, or son) diagnosed with prostate cancer have an increased risk of prostate cancer, especially if the relative was diagnosed at an early age.
Black men have a higher risk of prostate cancer than white men. Asian men have a lower risk of prostate cancer than white men.

This Scientific Session on Prostate Cancer organized by by SAOF took place March 2013 at Aso Rock Restaurant, Hoxton, London.