Prostate cancer awareness month

1 March 2022

Prostate cancer is the commonest cancer in men in the UK with over 52,000 diagnosed each year  

  • The Incidence rates for prostate cancer in the UK are highest in males aged 75 to 79 
  • It is predicted that almost 8 in 10 (77.6%) of men diagnosed with prostate cancer in England survive their disease for ten years or more (2013-2017). 
  • There are around 11,900 prostate cancer deaths in the UK every year, (2016-2018) 
  • A person’s risk of developing cancer depends on many factors, including age, genetics, and exposure to risk factors (including some potentially avoidable lifestyle factors). 
  • 1 in 6 UK males will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. 
  • Prostate cancer is not clearly linked to any preventable risk factors 
  • Most men will die with the disease rather than from it.  

 [taken from cancer research UK] 

At Kingston hospital 313 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2019  

241 men in 2020 and 224 men in 2021.  

Kingston hospital links with the Royal Marden Hospital where addition treatment such a surgery or radiotherapy takes place. 

For more details about Prostate cancer and symptoms as well as general mens health please visit 

Men’s health – NHS ( 

You can visit or call  our Macmillan information centre on the ground floor of the Sir William Rous Unit at Kingston Hospital for further information.  

Telephone: 0208 973 5001 


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