THE risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer will have trebled by 2015 compared to 1990, according to Cancer Research UK.

It says boys born then will have a one in seven chance of being told they have the illness in their lifetime, compared to one in 20.

More men having the Prostate Specific Antigen test – which detects cancers non-life-threatening as well as aggressive forms – is behind this huge increase along with those living longer and developing the disease in old age.

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