Newswire (Published: Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 9:25:00 AM CST, Received: Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 10:00:17 AM CST)

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Prostate cancer deaths will continue to rise until an NHS screening programme is introduced, experts warned on Tuesday.

Doctors and charities welcomed figures which suggest men are finally getting over the embarrassment of prostate issues and getting themselves checked.

Diagnoses shot up by a fifth in 2018 – from 41,201 to 49,029 – overtaking breast cancer and making prostate the most common cancer in England for the first time.

But cancer specialists last night said that while this growing awareness is a significant cause for celebration, deaths will continue to rise until the NHS has a programme which means men are routinely checked.

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      Medical Conditions and Diseases
            Cancer
                  Prostate Cancer
            Men's Health Issues
                  Prostate Cancer