This was the main headline on the BBC news website today - www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42890405
The best take-away from the 1:30 short patient interview: "...it was quite important to not be shy or scared to talk about it [prostate cancer treatment], and so once I had that operation and went through the recovery, people knew what I was going through..."
Here's a part I can't explain: The BBC web page which included the video interview also showed steadily increasing
PC deaths and steadily decreasing
BC deaths until the recent cross-over in about
2014... indicating that now there are more PC deaths than BC deaths in the UK.
That's a different pattern than in the US. Deaths from both
PC and BC are decreasing
in the US. Furthermore, although our statistics are usually reported in the "per 100,000" rates, but as found HERE (PC)
and HERE (BC)
, the rates crossed-over in the opposite way
here in the US in 2009, where the deaths (per 100,000) of BC is now higher than the rates of PC death...because PC deaths have been decreasing at a greater rate than BC deaths.
The US has definitely realized benefits in the form of decreased death rates coming out of the "Golden Age" of advanced PC medications which have extended lives (more men dying from "old age" or other causes even if/when they have advanced PC). What are the demographic dynamics in the UK that result in their PC death stats going in the opposite direction?
Post Edited (NKinney) : 2/2/2018 9:12:31 AM (GMT-7)