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NDS Head of Department makes a splash in many international news sites with the published results of his 10 year ProtecT Study. A trial of 1,643 men with small prostate cancers resulted in the same 99% survival rate after a decade for those who had had surgery, radiotherapy or simply monitored the tumour.

Prof Freddie Hamdy Academy of Medical Sciences
Professor Freddie Hamdy

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Further coverage

Call to watch and wait on male cancer

The Daily Mirror, 07/11/2017, p.15, Rosie Taylor

Too many men are diagnosed with prostate cancer when it will not harm them, Oxford University’s Professor Freddie Hamdy said. He argued that in many cases they should not be told they have it. He said that out of 500 diagnoses, 75% avoided treatment for three years and 44% for more than 10. He said patients “driven by anxiety” to tackle the cancer often opted for needless surgery or radiotherapy, leading to urinary and bowel problems and sexual dysfunction.

Ignore cancer call

The Sun, 07/11/2017, p.24, Unattributed

Why not treating prostate cancer ‘is best for most men’

Daily Mail, 07/11/2017, p.27, Sophie Borland & Rosie Taylor

‘Better off undiagnosed’

Daily Mail (Ireland), 07/11/2017, p.12, Katie O’Neill