A new study has found that Australian men have a higher chance of dying from prostate cancer than those in America and Canada.
Covering cancer trends from 1994 to 2010, the study, published by the World Journal of Urology, showed that although cancer rates have dropped significantly in other countries, Australia has only seen a slight decline, maintaining a higher mortality rate throughout the years.
Although rates have decreased, with Australians now 25 per cent less likely to die from prostate cancer, this statistic pales when compared to America’s 50 per cent drop over the course of the study. As the most common cancer diagnosed in Australia, the slow decline in the mortality of patients could see these numbers become worse.
But there is hope. This study means Australian medical professionals and men at risk of prostate cancer can make a change about the way this disease is approached. Better access to GPs and specialists, a push for early detection and good education can all ensure men get the assistance and treatment they need to catch and treat the cancer as early as possible. With new technology and an emphasis on evidence based care, Australia could soon be closing the gap.
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