Prostate Cancer UK warns of ‘postcode lottery’ in diagnosis

The UK’s leading charity on prostate cancer has warned that regions are being left behind in a ‘postcode lottery’, as the latest data shows a significantly higher risk for men in more deprived areas being diagnosed too late for a cure.

In London, just 1 in 8 men with prostate cancer are diagnosed with metastatic disease – where cancer cells spread to other parts of the body – but this rises to more than 1 in 3 in Scotland, with similar figures in the North of England.

Chiara De Biase from Prostate Cancer UK told London Live what the charity are doing to tackle this latest data – and how people with prostates can assess their risk using the charity’s online risk checker.

Helena Wadia 13th January 2023


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