Prostate Cancer

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th June 2019.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what forecast he has made of changes in the rates of prostate cancer in this Parliament.

Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

No such forecast has been made. The age-standardised rate per 100,000 male population of newly diagnosed cases of prostate cancer rose from 149.5 in 2000 to 173.1 in 2017. This rise is largely due to the ageing population and the increase in prostate specific antigen testing.

Source: Office for National Statistics: Cancer registrations in England.

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