Men in the HIGH risk group of #prostatecancer overlooked

Men in the HIGH risk group of #prostatecancer overlooked

When everyone agrees which men are in the HIGH risk group for prostate cancer WHY oh WHY are they overlooked when it comes to testing for prostate cancer.

As with any disease prostate cancer has the best chance of a cure when it is detected at an early stage.

ITS A FACT ACCEPTED BY EVERYONE

An early stage for prostate cancer is when the cancer is confined to the prostate gland.

ITS A FACT ACCEPTED BY EVERYONE.

Prostate cancer in its early stages is unlikely to show signs of any symptoms (see Prof Roger Kirbys book showing a  diagram of how the disease progresses).

ITS A FACT ACCEPTED BY EVERYONE.

A biopsy from which a Gleason score is given identifies aggressive cancer cells, it may miss the aggressive cells because it is only taking a number of needle head samples from the tumour and the aggressive cells are only identifiable under the ‘microscope’. Men with a Gleason score of 8, 9 or 10 who have organ confined prostate cancer have a chance of a cure if the prostate is removed.

ITS A FACT ACCEPTED BY EVERYONE.

So why are these HIGH risk men (family history of prostate cancer, men of African or Caribbean origin) not given the crucial information by their GPs that could save their lives ????????

Is the answer COST? or possibly lack of RESOURCES?

What price do we put on the lives of men who are mostly likely to die of the most prevalent cancer in men and second biggest killer of men??

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