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The Archbishop of York is now recovering at home after having surgery for prostate cancer. Dr John Sentamu was treated at St James's Hospital in Leeds last week. He is now at home at Bishopthorpe Palace.
Rev Canon Sue Sheriff, temporary Archdeacon of York
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. The Archbishop of York is one of quarter of a million men who are living either with or after prostate cancer in the UK. The charity Prostate cancer UK say:
- Every hour one man dies from prostate cancer.
- 100 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer every day.
- It's estimated that by 2030, prostate cancer will be the most common cancer.
- One in eight men will get prostate cancer.
For help and advice on prostate cancer go to the Prostate Cancer UK website.
Responding to the news that the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has had surgery for a locally advanced cancer of the prostate, the Bishop of Lincoln said:
The Archbishop of York has thanked surgeons after he had an operation for 'locally advanced' prostate cancer. Dr John Sentamu had surgery in Leeds today.
The Archbishop of York has had surgery today for an advanced form of prostate cancer.
Dr John Sentamu has released a statement on his website thanking the team of doctors and nurses who carried out the procedure at Saint James's Hospital in Leeds. The Archbishop, who is 63, says he will be out of action for some time as he recovers from the operation.
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The Archbishop of York has thanked his surgeons after having an operation today for 'locally advanced' prostate cancer.