From the Herald’s ever-unreliable scare-story hound, today:
Two quick responses.
First, the research compares data from different years and for Scotland, is four years old at best. See:
Sources for national stage at diagnosis data:
- Sources for England and Wales National Prostate Cancer Audit short report Sept 2022: https://www.npca.org.uk/content/uploads/2022/09/NPCA_Short-report-2022_Final-08.09.22.pdf
- Additional data for England: Cancer registration statistics, England 2019 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/cancer-registration-statistics/england-2019
- Additional data for Wales: Cancer incidence in Wales, Public Health Wales, 2002-2019: https://phw.nhs.wales/services-and-teams/welsh-cancer-intelligence-and-surveillance-unit-wcisu/cancer-incidence-in-wales-2002-2019/
- Scotland: Cancer staging by deprivation, Public Health Scotland, 2014-2018 https://www.publichealthscotland.scot/publications/cancer-incidence-in-scotland/cancer-incidence-in-scotland-stage-and-deprivation/
- Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, Queen’s University Belfast, 2020 https://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/CancerInformation/official-statistics/BySite/Prostatecancer/
Second what is the actual source of the ‘third of Scots’ based on Prostate Cancer UK’s 35% figure? I can’t find it in any of their citations.