Prostate cancer now a bigger killer than breast cancer

Adam Saville
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Prostate cancer now a bigger killer than breast cancer

Male-only cancer deaths overtaking breast cancer highlights need for earlier diagnosis and better prevention - so how are insurers stepping up?

Just days before World Cancer Day, news broke that prostate cancer is now a bigger killer among men than breast cancer is for women. More than 11,800 men a year are now killed by it in the UK, whereas 11,400 female lives have been claimed by breast cancer in the past year. Absurd claims by the Daily Mail of an NHS gender bias aside, it's obvious that research funding for prostate cancer - half the amount of breast cancer - does need to be addressed. However on top of increased fundin...

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