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Prostate cancer resources

What is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is a cancer that occurs in a part of the male body called the prostate, which is located just below your bladder and in front of your rectum. It is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra — the tube that carries urine out of your body. The role of the prostate is to produce fluid that will form part of semen.

Prostate cancer occurs when some of the cells within the prostate become abnormal and start to divide and grow in an uncontrolled way. Initially, this will be localised to the prostate, but the cells can eventually grow into surrounding tissues and organs, before spreading to other parts of the body.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK with about 1 in 8 men being diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime.

3d rendered, medically accurate illustration of prostate cancer
3d rendered, medically accurate illustration of prostate cancer
3d rendered, medically accurate illustration of prostate cancer
Prostate Cancer UK  Prostate cancer information
About prostate cancer  About prostate cancer
Treatment for prostate cancer EUPROMS Study



Diagnosed in the UK every
year. 143 men daily

47,000 +

Diagnosed annually
in England


pre-mature deaths
from prostate cancer


51% with early to intermediate prostate cancer at diagnosis


16% with metastatic disease at initial diagnosis

Additional resources

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Tim Dudderidge discussing  how Focal Therapy had emerged as a middle ground treatment for Prostate Cancer.

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