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Increase in NHS Treatments for Prostate Cancer in England:According to new NHS statistics released today, the number of men receiving treatment for prostate cancer has increased by more than 25% in England in just one year.

In August, 3,898 men were treated for prostate cancer, up from just over 3,000 in the same month last year (3,057).

Amanda Pritchard, chief executive of the NHS, said that awareness-raising campaigns were to blame for the increase and that people talking about cancer “can save lives.”

Between August 2021 and August 2022, over 40,000 more people will undergo urological examinations, including screenings for prostate cancer, than ever before. (244,415 versus 202,661 the year before) The increase comes from the launch of a joint campaign between the NHS and Prostate Cancer UK to encourage men to use the charity’s prostate risk checker tool.The risk checker has been used more than one million times since its launch in February, assisting an additional 1,800 men in receiving a diagnosis.

Research indicates that treatment at stages one and two has a near 100% survival rate, compared to approximately 50% at stage four of prostate cancer, which is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers.

In accordance with the NHS Long Term Plan’s goal of increasing the number of cancers detected early, the NHS is continuing to implement extensive plans to increase early diagnosis. These plans include piloting high street cancer checks in pharmacies and cancer symptom hotlines.

Amanda Pritchard, chief executive of the NHS, stated:We have treated an increasing number of men with prostate cancer over the past year as a result of campaigns and tens of thousands more people coming forward for checks. Talking about cancer saves lives.

This is good news for men and their families because early detection of prostate cancer has a near-100 percent survival rate, so getting treatment significantly increases survival chances.

“We are continuing to introduce new and convenient ways for people to get checked, including pharmacy checks on the high street and the rollout of one-stop shops for tests in the heart of local communities. We are determined to detect even more cancers at an earlier stage when they are easier to treat.

“This “Movember,” we are encouraging men with health concerns to get checked out; the online risk checker makes it very simple to determine your own risk of developing prostate cancer.”

This month is known as “Movember,” and the National Health Service (NHS) and charitable organizations are urging men to get checked for early signs of cancer.