As someone with, last time we looked, only benign prostatis, I hesitate here, for fear of tempting fate.
However, I’m going to suggest that the above Scottish Daily Excrement report may be over-stated and a bit misleading. Steady, dear reader.
First, as the Times, makes clear, very year, more than 3,000 men in Scotland are diagnosed with prostate cancer and about 1,000 die with the disease. That does not mean they all died because of it.
About 1 man in 41 will die of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer can be a serious disease, but most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. 1 in 4 will death from heart disease:
Second, Cancer treatment waits in Scotland are far shorter than those anywhere else in the UK:
Third, death rates from cancers in Scotland have fallen by 12%, from 342.4 per 100 K in 2007 to 301.1 in 2021: