Just in: Prostate overtakes breast as ‘most common cancer’

A Report reaching us at Checkout Magazine has it that Prostrate Cancer has now overtaken breast cancer has the commonly diagnosed cancer in England.

Latest figures show that there have been an increase in the number of people who were diagnosed with cancer in most recent years.

In 2018 there were nearly 50,000 registered cases – around 8,000 more than in 2017.

However, Public Health England says it is because more men are getting tested.

BBC reports that some celebrities such as Stephen Fry and Bill Turnbull raised awareness by speaking out about their own experiences.

In 2018, there were 316,680 cancers of any kind diagnosed, the equivalent of 868 cases a day.

Prostate was the most common type – 49,029 cases – followed by breast – 47,476 cases.

Lung and bowel cancers were the next most commonly diagnosed.

Prostrate Cancer involves the prostrate, a small gland in the pelvis in men. Cancers can develop slowly over years and many men have no symptoms.

Noticeable symptoms include needing to urinate more often and weak flow



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