Aussies face prostate cancer 'tidal wave'

Aussies face prostate cancer 'tidal wave'

Australia faces a surge in prostate cancer cases over the next two decades as the nation's male population increases and ages, research shows. The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia says cases are expected to rise 43 per cent by 2040. Advertisement Its research, based on the number of Australians over the past 40 years with the disease likely to have male offspring, forecast cases to lift from more than 240,000 at present to 372,000. "Our population is ageing and increasing, which means more and more men are being diagnosed with prostate cancer every year," PCFA CEO Anne Savage said. The research also found 630,000 Australians may presently be at double …
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