Prostate Cancer: Diagnosis

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 24th June 2019.

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Photo of George Howarth George Howarth Labour, Knowsley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with suspected prostate cancer undergo (a) a transrectal ultrasound guided biopsy and (b) a template transperineal biopsy, who have a prostate-specific antigen level of (i) less than 10ng/ml and (ii) more than 10ng/ml in the most recent year for which data is available.

Photo of George Howarth George Howarth Labour, Knowsley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the unit costs were of a (a) transrectal ultrasound guided biopsy, (b) transperineal template biopsy and (c) multi-parametric MRI scan for an individual with suspected prostate cancer in the most recent year for which data is available; and what is included in the calculation of the unit cost.

Photo of George Howarth George Howarth Labour, Knowsley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were diagnosed with clinically significant prostate cancer following a (a) transrectal ultrasound guided biopsy and (b) transperineal template biopsy in the most recent year for which data is available.

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

The information requested is not held centrally.

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