03 Sep VITAL STATISTICS or How to make Prostate Cancer Sexy!
Here are the latest stats from Cancer Research UK
36,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in the UK (average over the last 3 years)
258,000 men died from prostate cancer worldwide in 2008
10,150 men die from prostate cancer each year in the UK (average over tthe past 3 years)
Over the last 30 years prostate cancer rates in the UK have almost TRIPLED.
and still the healthcare professionals debate the need for a testing regime for those men at risk!
WHY?? Is it because they dont believe the statistics? Perhaps they should go to some of the prostate cancer support groups around the UK and hear what we men with prostate cancer have to say!!! OR are patients unimportant when it comes to making decisions about our health.
Just a bit of a rant because I know that the consultants and nurses do a fantastic job and the GPs do the best they can with the guidelines they have to work to.
Question:- Where is the problem does anyone have any ideas ?