Prostate cancer: radiotherapy could extend thousands of lives, study finds

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Use alongside traditional treatment in advanced cases ‘could benefit 3,000 men in UK’

Radiotherapy could increase the chances of survival for thousands of men with prostate cancer that has already spread by the time they are diagnosed, new research suggests.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to affect men in the UK. About 47,000 are diagnosed every year and around 11,500 die. Significant numbers of men are not diagnosed until the cancer has spread, which reduces their chances of survival.

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