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Early diagnosed Prostate cancer UK patients live longer

Encouraging but hard to believe ain't it?

According to the report when prostate cancer was spotted early - at stage one - men had five-year survival rates 0.5 per cent higher than men of the same age in the general population.

Nobody seems to know why, just speculation that the shock of the diagnosis causes men to adopt healthier life styles.

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The figures are from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), I wanted to read the original report but could not find it!
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Re: Early diagnosed Prostate cancer UK patients live longer

It shows that taking the piss out of taking a piss helps.

On a serious note: it could make sense as these people are under closer medical examination than others and don't die of other diseases?
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Re: Early diagnosed Prostate cancer UK patients live longer

0.5% isn't very much and is unlikely to be statistically significant so it's wrong to make any claims. It seems almost all early detected patients make it to 5 years which is of course excellent news.
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Re: Early diagnosed Prostate cancer UK patients live longer

Non-aggressive patients are more likely to die of something else first. Aggressive cancer sufferers will die within 5 years if not treated.

The two types need to be considered separately.
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Old 25.01.2019, 12:17
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Re: Early diagnosed Prostate cancer UK patients live longer

Indeed, prostate cancers come in all guises- depends very much of the age at time of diagnosis too, and the 2 diagnostic numbers and how they combine.

There is a tendency in Switzerland and in UK for those with private insurance - to want to 'get it all out asap' - which is not always the best solution, depending on above. Cancer is always very complicated and very personal.

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Re: Early diagnosed Prostate cancer UK patients live longer

Early detection is key for the survivability of most cancers that spread (relatively) quickly. With oral cavity and pharynx cancers, an early detection (i.e. at stage 1) raises the 5-year survivability rate to 75-95%. And the good news is that newer techniques using blue-light fluorescence can aid the dentist in early identification; we have been using such device as part of the regular oral examinations for the last 6 years.
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Re: Early diagnosed Prostate cancer UK patients live longer

Anyone in EF had a prostate operation or taking the medication Pradif ?
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