Four in Ten Prostate Cancer cases are Diagnosed Late

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One study showed that a 4 in 10 of Prostate Cancer cases in the UK are diagnosed later.

The report by charity Orchid found a “worrying trend” of late diagnosis with 37% of prostate cancer cases diagnosed at stages three and four.

The report discovered one of every four instances of prostate cancer was diagnosed in A&E.

In February figures demonstrated the quantity of men biting the dust from prostate cancer had overwhelmed female passings from bosom cancer without precedent for the UK.

With a maturing populace, the charity has called for dire activity to keep a “ticking time bomb as far as prostate cancer arrangement”.

Orchid CEO Rebecca Porta stated: “With prostate cancer due to be the most predominant cancer in the UK inside the following 12 years, we are confronting a potential emergency as far as diagnostics, treatment and patient care. Earnest move should be made at this point.”

The report peddled the assessment of the UK’s driving prostate cancer specialists and took a gander at beforehand distributed information to get a photo of the prostate cancer care over the UK.

The information originated from associations, for example, NHS England, philanthropies and the National Prostate Cancer Audit.

The report says that 42% of prostate cancer patients saw their GP with side effects twice or more before they were alluded, with 6% seen at least five times preceding referral.

Greater awareness

Prof Frank Chinegwundoh, a urological surgeon at Bart’s Health NHS Trust said: “25% of prostate cancer cases in the UK are diagnosed at an advanced stage.

“This compares to just 8% in the US where there is greater public awareness of prostate cancer and greater screening,” he added.

He said while there was controversy over the effectiveness of the standard PSA test used to detect the cancer, “it is still vital that patients are diagnosed early to assess if they need treatment or not as advanced prostate cancer is incurable”.

The report also said there needed to be renewed efforts to develop better testing methods.

Prostate cancer symptoms

  • Prostate Cancer is diagnosed by using the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test, biopsies and physical examinations
  • there can be few symptoms of prostate cancer in the early stages, and because of its location most symptoms are linked to urination
  • needing to urinate more often, especially at night
  • needing to run to the toilet
  • difficulty in starting to urinate
  • weak urine flow or taking a long time while urinating
  • feeling your bladder has not emptied fully
  • men with prostate cancer can also live for decades without symptoms or needing treatment because the disease often progresses very slowly

A spokesperson for NHS England said:

“NHS England is working closely with leading clinical experts to bring the latest research on prostate cancer into practice.

Targeted work is also being undertaken to ensure prostate cancer is diagnosed quickly and that everyone receives the best care wherever they live across the country.”

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