Urological cancers (prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular) are among the commonest cancers affecting families in the north of Scotland, as in other areas of the UK. Here are some facts that you might not have been aware of:
50,000 urological cancers are diagnosed every year in the UK, and in any year, across the country, they cause 18,000 deaths
In Grampian, around 800 men are referred every year with a suspected diagnosis of prostate cancer. Of these, 200 men have the diagnosis confirmed. Not all of these men will need treatment for their cancer as some of these tumours run a very slow growing course causing little harm to the patient.
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The information on these pages has been compiled with the help of NHS specialists in urology. We hope this information is useful, however it is not a substitute for a personal consultation with a health professional.