14 June 2011
For immediate release
Macmillan Cancer Support responds to the publication of NCIN figures on prostate cancer deaths
Responding to the publication of the NCIN’s figures on prostate cancer today, Professor Jane Maher, Chief Medical Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support, said:
'These figures are really important in revealing just what the situation is in England with regards to prostate cancer. This puts paid to the commonly held view that most men don’t die from the disease - they die with it.
'However it does also mean that still more than half of men with prostate cancer will not die from it. It is vital therefore that everyone diagnosed with the disease gets the information and support to make the choice that’s right for them about their treatment and monitoring.'
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Andrea Shufflebotham, Media & PR Officer of Macmillan Cancer Support
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