Cancer Facts and Stats

Testicular Cancer

  • Over 2400 men a year UK ( around 6 men a day) are diagnosed.
  • 47% under the age of 35
  • Can occur at any age but most commonly affects men between the ages 15-45
  • If caught early 98% chance of cure
  • 10 year survival any stage 98%

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  • Cryptorchidism; undescended testicle
  • Family history 9-10x brother, 4-5 father
  • Genetic factors; ongoing research
  • Caucasian men

Symptoms mini-infographic-6

  • More than 95% present with a lump in the body of the testis
  • 80% painless
  • Testicular pain and discomfort
  • Breast enlargement/pain or swelling (7%)

 

Penile Cancer mini-infographic-7

  • UK 630 men a year (around 2 men a day)
  • 60% over 65
  • 25% below age of 50
  • 25% increase in the UK over last decade

Risk factors

  • HPV infection plays a role in the development of penile cancer. About 50% of cancers are associated with HPV, with the main subtype being HPV-16 (involved in 60% of cases). HPV-18 is involved in 13% of cases.
  • Phimosis ( non-retracting foreskin)
  • HIV infection.
  • Smoking.

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  • Non resolving rash, lesion, ulcer, lump, bleeding anywhere on the penis

 

 

Prostate Cancer mini-infographic-16

  • Around 40000 men a year ( around 130 men a day)
  • Most common male cancer in men in the UK
  • Male risk 1 in 8 (1 in 4 direct African Caribbean descent)
  • Over 50% men over the age of 70

Risk Factors mini-infographic-18

  • Age
  • Family history
  • Ethnicity
  • Genetic factors
  • Possible dietary/ lifestyle factors

Symptoms mini-infographic-17

  • May be no obvious symptoms in men with early prostate cancer
  • Urinary problems (difficulty in passing urine, increased urinary frequency)

 

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Reviewed 04/01/2018. Next review due 04/07 2018.

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