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Risk of prostate disease surge

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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