Charity Report Says 4 In 10 Cases of Prostate Cancer Are Diagnosed Late [1 min read]
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Charity Report Says 4 In 10 Cases of Prostate Cancer Are Diagnosed Late




A new report by charity Orchid states that 37% of the prostate cancer patients gets a late of prostate cancer and start the treatment after they have reached stages three and four. In the month of February, more men died from the prostate cancer than women from breast cancer. The charity urges for strict and urgent action to be taken so as to prevent the prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is due to be the most prevalent cancer within the UK in next 12 years. The data was a result of the collection from organisations such as NHS England, charities and the National Prostate Cancer Audit.

Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

  • Difficulty urinating or burning or pain during urination
  • Persistent need to urinate at night
  • Loss of bladder control and needing to run to the toilet
  • Blood in urine
  • Feeling that bladder is not empty even after going to the washroom
  • Less flow of urine

Most of the symptoms are linked to urination and some men can live with prostate cancer for years without any symptoms as the diseases progresses very slowly among patients. During early stages, there are less symptoms. The cancer is diagnosed by prostate specific antigen test, physical examination and biopsies.

Government has already taken steps and made the testing free for men aged above 50 and launched a 75 million pounds of funding for next 5 years of research.

 

By: Neha Maheshwari

Content: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-43669439



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