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Survey reveals men's ignorance about health

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 25 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:759

Only around half of men in Britain know that prostate cancer affects only men, and fewer than one in 10 can locate the gland on a diagram of the male body. These are just two of the findings to emerge from a survey of men's health published in the April issue of the magazine Reader's Digest. The findings are described by researchers as “little short of alarming.”

These and other findings are the result of face to face interviews with almost 2000 people aged 15 or over around Britain last …

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