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Prostate cancer deaths overtake breast cancer in the UK

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Data recently released from Prostate Cancer UK demonstrates that prostate cancer has become the third most common cause of cancer death in the UK, overtaking breast cancer. This is despite improved survival rates for both cancer types.

The new figures reveal that 11,819 men died in the UK from prostate cancer in 2015 compared with 11,442 women who died as a result of breast cancer. A further 80 men were thought to of died from breast cancer in 2015, this was not included in the overall data.

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