Screening for Prostate Cancer

  • Jocelyn Chamberlain
  • Jane Melia
Part of the Focus on Cancer book series (3292)

Abstract

Prostate cancer is a large and increasing problem in the developed world. With around 11 000 new cases and 8 000 deaths each year in England and Wales it is the fourth commonest cancer in men (after lung, skin and large bowel) and the second commonest cause of cancer death (after lung cancer). It is primarily a disease of the elderly, with 73% of new cases, and 80% of prostate cancer deaths occurring in men over the age of 70 years.

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Europe Cadmium Testosterone Radionuclide Expense 

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  • Jane Melia

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