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Health: Prostate Cancer

Volume 692: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 9 May (WA 267) on screening for prostate cancer, what figures they have for each primary care trust on the numbers of identified cases of aggressive cancers; and whether these figures show any variation in the incidence of such cases by ethnic group. [HL3784]

Incidence figures for prostate cancer are not collected based on how aggressive the cancer is or on the ethnicity of the patient. However, latest figures show that 29,406 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in England in 2004 and the table below breaks this down by primary care trust (PCT).

PCT

Number of patients with prostate cancer

South Gloucestershire

149

Havering

188

Kingston

81

Bromley

96

Greenwich Teaching

84

Barnet

140

North East Lincolnshire

75

Hillingdon

111

Enfield

120

Barking and Dagenham

70

City and Hackney Teaching

87

Tower Hamlets

39

Newham

72

Haringey Teaching

90

Blackburn with Darwen

66

Herefordshire

112

Milton Keynes

119

Newcastle

121

North Tyneside

125

Hartlepool

46

North Tees

72

North Lincolnshire

77

Nottingham City

115

Bassetlaw

37

Plymouth Teaching

191

Salford

118

Stockport

205

Portsmouth City Teaching

89

Bath and North East Somerset

128

Luton

74

Hammersmith and Fulham

62

Rotherham

85

Ashton, Leigh and Wigan

191

Blackpool

132

Bolton

167

Ealing

114

Hounslow

59

Warrington

73

Knowsley

111

Oldham

185

Calderdale

111

Darlington

54

Barnsley

116

Bury

123

Swindon

86

Brent Teaching

126

Harrow

92

Camden

57

Islington

75

Croydon

170

Gateshead

100

South Tyneside

59

Sunderland Teaching

139

Middlesbrough

86

Southampton City

126

Medway

106

Kensington and Chelsea

70

Westminster

86

Lambeth

101

Southwark

85

Lewisham

105

Wandsworth

127

Tameside and Glossop

159

Brighton and Hove City

106

South Birmingham

221

Shropshire County

204

Walsall Teaching

168

Richmond and Twickenham

75

Sutton and Merton

187

North Somerset

179

Coventry Teaching

193

Telford and Wrekin

70

Wolverhampton City

138

Heart of Birmingham Teaching

143

Leeds

406

Kirklees

197

Wakefield District

205

Sheffield

294

Doncaster

133

Derbyshire County

400

Derby City

120

Nottinghamshire County

305

Lincolnshire

559

Redbridge

92

Waltham Forest

49

County Durham

247

Cumbria

243

North Lancashire

301

Central Lancashire

331

East Lancashire

214

Sefton

267

Wirral

158

Liverpool

306

Halton and St Helens

173

Western Cheshire

158

Central and Eastern Cheshire

313

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale

123

Trafford

182

Manchester

180

North Yorkshire and York

607

East Riding of Yorkshire

235

Hull

145

Bradford and Airedale

221

South East Essex

211

Bedfordshire

192

East and North Hertfordshire

304

West Hertfordshire

143

Surrey

478

West Sussex

504

East Sussex Downs and Weald

215

Hastings and Rother

98

West Kent

349

Leicestershire County and Rutland

412

Leicester City

106

Northamptonshire

352

Dudley

137

Sandwell

126

Birmingham East and North

289

North Staffordshire

85

Stoke on Trent

91

South Staffordshire

434

Worcestershire

441

Warwickshire

337

Peterborough

78

Cambridgeshire

351

Norfolk

581

Great Yarmouth and Waveney

132

Suffolk

419

West Essex

197

North East Essex

140

Mid Essex

145

South West Essex

197

Eastern and Coastal Kent

405

Hampshire

762

Buckinghamshire

365

Oxfordshire

383

Berkshire West

284

Berkshire East

265

Gloucestershire

373

Bristol

204

Wiltshire

390

Somerset

381

Dorset

510

Bournemouth and Poole

310

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

334

Devon

648

Redcar and Cleveland

94

Isle of Wight National Health Service

97

Northumberland

178

Bexley

102

Torbay

106

Solihull

188

Data from the United States had suggested that there was a link between ethnicity and prostate cancer, with black men more likely to develop prostate cancer. To investigate whether this was the same for England, we funded the PROCESS study (prostate cancer in ethnic subgroup) in 2002. This study has now been completed and shows that black men are three times more likely to develop prostate cancer compared with white men, but that they do not have worse outcomes. Follow-up studies are currently being devised and will help to advise how best to take this issue forward.