Help Prostate Cancer UK find the 14,000 undiagnosed men who haven’t started prostate cancer treatment because of the pandemic

According to NHS England data released this week, prostate cancer accounts for a third of those not treated for cancer compared to before the pandemic. Referrals and treatments for prostate cancer dropped significantly during the pandemic, with men less likely to visit their GP and discuss prostate cancer. Previous NHS research found that half of people would delay coming forward to their GP during the height of the pandemic because they didn’t want to burden the health service.

Although referrals and treatment levels for most other cancers have now recovered or even risen above pre-pandemic levels, the number of missing prostate cancer diagnoses is growing. This is compounded by the fact that early prostate cancer rarely has symptoms that would prompt men to visit their GP.

To find out more visit: – ‘Find the 14,000 men’ or watch the video – Help find the 14,000 men.