Europa Uomo chairman André Deschamps sets out the need for an improved approach to prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment.
30 million men in Europe are confronted with a diagnosis of prostate cancer in their lifetime. Each year 75,000 men die from prostate cancer. A questionnaire amongst our members in 24 European states showed that:
- Less than 50% of all men are aware of the disease
- PSA-led early detection is promoted by healthcare professionals in only 50% of the countries
- Depending on the country, between 20% and 60% of all prostate cancer diagnoses are done in the metastatic phase
- A multidisciplinary approach is partially available; not all treatments are available in all countries. Inequality of care is the norm.