Facts

  • 35,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year in England & Wales
  • 10,000 men die each year of prostate cancer in England and Wales
  • The recent “European Randomised Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer” concluded that around 20% of lives can be saved each year by national (population) screening

A national screening programme for prostate cancer will:

  • Save lives
  • Increase life expectancy
  • Initially stretch the resources of the NHS
  • Cost the Government a significant amount of money to implement
  • Increase the number of complications caused by the current screening and treatment techniques available