This is just before 57,153 cases of breast cancer, 48,054 cases of lung cancer and 42,879 cases of colon cancer.
Data analyzed by the Prostate CancerUK charity shows that prostate cancer has overtaken breast cancer with 57,192 new cases in 2018 as the most diagnosed form of the disease – the latest data available.
Prostate cancer is now the most diagnosed cancer in the UK, according to new figures.
Famous people who have told their stories include BBC presenter Bill Turnbulland and comedian Stephen Fry.
Prostate cancer UK said the news is coming a decade earlier than predicted, largely due to increased awareness that has led to more men being diagnosed.
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In the locally advanced stage (stage III), more prostate cancers are caught if the disease is more treatable than if it has spread.
Analysis of the new numbers suggests that the number of cases of prostate cancer has more than doubled in the past 20 years, while around 400,000 men in the UK currently live with or have survived.
However, more men are diagnosed in early stage I if the cancer can never do harm during their life. Therefore, close monitoring instead of aggressive treatment is recommended.
Angela Culhane, General Manager of Prostate Cancer UK, said: “While it is good news that more men have had conversations with their general practitioners and were diagnosed earlier, this is only to reinforce the need, not just for better treatments, that will Can cure disease. but for better tests that can differentiate between aggressive prostate cancer that needs urgent treatment and those that are unlikely to do any harm.
“We need research now more than ever, which is why it is really devastating that so much of it has come to a standstill as a result of the Covid 19 crisis.
“Accelerating research to recover from this major setback will cost millions, but at the same time we predict an unprecedented decrease in our fundraising due to the impact of the pandemic.”
“But when performance returns to normal, it is important that anyone who has concerns about their prostate cancer risk speaks to their family doctor or contacts our specialist nurses, especially if they have symptoms.”
Ms. Culhane said, “We know that the Covid 19 pandemic will have an impact on the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer for some time to come.
The charity warned that the Covid-19 pandemic would reduce referrals for all types of cancer, including prostate cancer.
Mr. Turnbull said: “It is really very humble that by sharing my experience with prostate cancer, I may have helped more men have important conversations with their family doctor and ultimately get diagnosed earlier.
“Men 50 years and older, black men and men with a family history of the disease are most at risk.”
“It is a difficult time for many of us, but anything you can do will help ensure that we do not lose momentum in the fight against prostate cancer.”
“Unfortunately, Covid-19 has interrupted so much of this crucial research, which is why I support Prostate Cancer UK’s fundraisers.
“But with prostate cancer, currently the most diagnosed cancer in the UK, we now need urgent research to ensure that men get the best possible tests and treatments.”
Prostate cancer usually does not cause symptoms at a very early stage.
Later symptoms include burning or painful urination, difficulty urinating, difficulty starting and stopping urinating, increased urge to use the toilet at night, loss of bladder control, poor flow and blood in the urine.
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