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Prostate Cancer

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Introduction

Cancer Research UK provides a Quick Guide to prostate cancer that includes information about symptoms, early detection and possible risk factors.

Incidence of Prostate Cancer

Incidence is defined as the number of new cases identified in a given period of time.

In Blackpool each year there are approximately 110 new case of prostate cancer identified. Figure 1 shows the trend in the cancer incidence rate in Blackpool, the north west and England and Wales. The incidence rate (in this case per 100,000 population) is calculated to allow comparison between geographies of different population sizes and with different gender and age make ups.

Nationally, prostate cancer incidence has risen over many years. The prostate cancer incidence rate in Blackpool has remained in line with the national rate.

Figure 1 - Incidents of Lung Cancer - 2001-2014 Annual Trend

Source: HSCIC Indicators

Mortality from Prostate Cancer

Each year in Blackpool there are approximately 25 deaths due to prostate cancer. The directly standardised mortality rate (in this case per 100,000 population) is calculated to allow comparison between geographies of different population sizes and with different gender and age make ups. Figure 2 demonstrates that mortality rates for prostate cancer in Blackpool are not significantly higher than the English local authority average.

Figure 2 - Mortality from Prostate Cancer - 2012-2014 - Lower Tier Local Authorities

Source: HSCIC Indicators

National and local strategies (current best practices)

Risk Factors

Cancer Research UK has compiled a summary of risk factors and causes of lung cancer.