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Prostate Cancer

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prostate cancer patients there were whose cancer went into remission following National Health Service treatment in (a) 2001, (b) 2002, (c) 2003, (d) 2004, (e) 2005, (f) 2006 and (g) 2007. (243168)

This information is not available centrally. However, latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics on 10 December 2008 show that 78 per cent. of men (aged 15-99) diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2000-04 survived five years.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the treatments available to prostate cancer patients on the National Health Service. (243169)

In February 2008, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) published a clinical guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. This guideline sets out recommendations on a number of treatment options for prostate cancer.

The guideline can be found on the NICE website at:

www.nice.org.uk/Guidance/CG58.