In England, the NHS is treating more prostate cancer patients:The number of men in England receiving treatment for prostate cancer has increased by more than 25% in just one year, according to new NHS statistics released today.
3,898 men with prostate cancer were treated in August, up from just over 3,000 the previous year (3,057).
The NHS’s chief executive, Amanda Pritchard, stated that public education campaigns were to blame for the rise and that talking about cancer “can save lives.”
Over 40,000 more people than ever before will undergo urological examinations, including prostate cancer screenings, between August 2021 and August 2022.244,415 versus 202,661 the year before) The launch of a joint campaign between Prostate Cancer UK and the NHS to encourage men to use the charity’s prostate risk checker tool is the cause of the increase.Since its launch in February, the risk checker has been used more than one million times, assisting 1,800 additional men in receiving a diagnosis.
Prostate cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers, and treatment at stages one and two has a near 100% survival rate, compared to approximately 50% at stage four.
The NHS is continuing to implement extensive plans to increase early diagnosis in accordance with the goal of the NHS Long Term Plan to increase the number of cancers detected early.High street cancer checks piloted in pharmacies and cancer symptom hotlines are included in these plans.
The NHS’s chief executive, Amanda Pritchard, stated:As a result of campaigns and tens of thousands more people requesting checks, we have treated an increasing number of men with prostate cancer over the past year.Cancer conversations save lives.
This is good news for men and their families because receiving treatment significantly increases the likelihood of survival, and early detection of prostate cancer has a survival rate that is close to 100 percent.
“We are continuing to roll out one-stop shops for tests in the heart of local communities and pharmacy checks on the high street as new and convenient ways for people to get checked.We are determined to discover even more cancers earlier, when treatment is simpler.
“We are encouraging men with health issues to get checked out this “Movember;”Using the online risk checker, you can easily determine your own risk of developing prostate cancer.
The National Health Service (NHS) and charitable organizations are urging men to get checked for early signs of cancer this month, which is known as “Movember.”