Prostate cancer cases risk being detected too late due to misleading focus on urinary problems

Men with early, curable stages of prostate cancer are missing opportunities to have their cancer detected because national guidelines and media health campaigns focus on urinary symptoms despite a lack of scientific evidence, say experts at the University of Cambridge. Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men. According to Cancer Research UK, over 52,000 men are […]

One in 500 men carry extra sex chromosome, putting them at higher risk of several common diseases

Around one in 500 men could be carrying an extra X or Y chromosome — most of them unaware — putting them at increased risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis and thrombosis, say researchers at the universities of Cambridge and Exeter. In a study published in Genetics in Medicine, researchers analysed genetic data collected on over 200,000 UK […]