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Prostate Cancer – Epidemiology, Guideline, Treatment

EPIDEMIOLOGY The National Cancer Registry 2017 report summarised cancer incidence, mortality and survival in Ireland during 1994-2015, and provided estimated incidence for the period 2015-2017. Prostate cancer was the most commonly diagnosed invasive cancer in men (29.2%) from 2015-2017 (estimated annual average incidence), excluding non-melanoma skin cancers. Deaths from prostate cancer accounted for 11.2% of all male cancer deaths during 2012-2014. Incidence rate increased significantly and steeply during 1994-2004, followed by a lesser though significant increase during 2004-2011 (probably reflected large-scale PSA testing of asymptomatic men). The rate declined significantly during 2011-2015. Prostate cancer was the most common cancer in…