Prostate cancer deaths ‘set to rise’ warns charity

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Prostate cancer will kill more than 14,500 men a year by 2026 unless action is taken, a charity has said.

Deaths from the cancer in the UK are currently 10,900 each year but could rise by a third due to an ageing population, Prostate Cancer UK said.

It has launched a 10-year plan, backed by Professor Robert Winston, to cut cancer deaths and improve diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

A new tool for GPs should be available within the next five years to pick up more cancer cases.

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