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BMJ 2012; 344 doi: 10.1136/bmj.e3252 (Published 8 May 2012)
Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3252
The latest figures show that the number of men in the United Kingdom receiving a diagnosis of prostate cancer has risen to more than 40 000 a year, mainly because of greater use of prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing.
Cancer Research UK reported that 40 841 cases of prostate cancer were recorded in 2009, the most recent year for which incidence figures are available. The data were collected by regional cancer registries in England and the three national cancer registries in Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.