Boys born in 2015 three times likelier to have prostate cancer than those born in 1990
- Spot-fixing: Chandila was in touch with four sets of bookies, says Delhi Police
- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives, to hold talks with PM on boundary, water issues
- IPL 2013: Delhi Daredevils crash to defeat, finish last
- Jaganmohan's wife attacks CBI, accuses it of working at Congress behest
- Blast accused death: UP govt seeks CBI probe, FIR against 42 persons
Boys born in 2015 will have a 14 percent chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer – three times higher than those born 25 years ago, a report has warned.
According to Cancer Research UK, the lifetime risk of getting the disease will rise from 5 percent for lads born in 1990 to 14 percent for boys born 25 years later, the Mirror reported.
This may be because of more use of the Prostate Specific Antigen test (PSA) and also because more men are living to an older age, when the disease is most likely to develop.
PSA tests detect lots of different types of the disease, including some that are not life-threatening, as well as the aggressive forms of the disease.
But the test does not distinguish between the two.
Cancer Research UK's prostate cancer expert Prof Malcolm Mason said they are detecting more cases of prostate cancer than ever before.
- Former Ranji player among 3 more held
- Rajasthan Royals to file FIR against tainted trio
- If found guilty, BCCI to ask ICC to erase Sreesanth records
- Top cops among 42 named in death of blast accused
- PM takes tough line on incursion issue
- Security forces blame Maoists, villagers say CoBRA man was killed in ‘friendly fire’