Prostate deaths reduced greatly after 1990s due to better treatment

ProstateNew figures reveal that prostate cancer deaths have considerably gone down by 20 percent in the last 20 years.

Presently there are only are 24 deaths per 100,000 which has come down from 30 per 100,000 which was the rate during the early 1990s.

Doctors say that this improvement can be credited to the highly effective medicines and advances in surgery and radiotherapy.

According to some campaigners, however, the death rate is still way higher and they claim that there are still very less treatment options for men.

Prostate cancer is also the most common form of cancer among men and still just 41,000 new cases are added annually in Britain causing
10,700 deaths.

The Cancer Research UK revealed that the prostate cancer patients now have a much higher survival rate and seven in 10 will survive for minimum ten years in comparison to just two out of 10 during the
1970s.

The maximum credit has been given to the excellent medication that is now available which uses hormones to target the tumours.

"We've come a long way in improving the treatment of prostate cancer in the last couple of decades" said Professor Malcolm Mason, Cancer Research UK's prostate cancer expert based at Cardiff University.

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