For the first time, more men are dying from Prostate Cancer each year than women are from Breast Cancer, making the male disease the 3rd biggest cancer killer in the UK.
New figures – released – reveal that 11,819 men now die from Prostate Cancer every year in the UK, compared to 11,442 women dying from Breast Cancer. It means the male-only disease is now the 3rd most common cancer to die from, after Lung and Bowel Cancer
Since 1999, the number of women dying from Breast Cancer has been steadily decreasing, whilst Prostate Cancer deaths are still on the rise. During that time, Breast Cancer has benefitted from a Screening programme, significant investments in research and more than double the number of published studies compared to ones for Prostate Cancer.
Despite the alarming fugures, the prospects for men with Prostate Cancer are actually better than ever, with men dignosed today 2 1/2 times more likely to live for 10 years or more than if they were diagnosed in 1990. Yet due mainly to an increasing and ageing population, the number of men dying from the disease is growing. No doubt this will apply to other countries including CYPRUS