MEN in Tottenham are more likely to die from prostrate cancer than in any other area of the country, a report has revealed.

Out of England's 529 parliamentary constituencies, Tottenham has been named as the place where the disease is claiming the most victims.

Figures show that men in Tottenham are almost five times more likely to die of prostate cancer than men in South East Cambridgeshire, which has the fewest deaths.

The area is 131 per cent above the national average and of every 100,000 men, 57 will die.

Cancer charities said the figures were "appalling" and attacked the NHS for not addressing the gap in health inequality.

David Smith, of the patient-led Prostate Cancer Support Federation, said: "All men with prostate cancer should benefit from better services, yet these figures suggest that the inequalities in prostate cancer are getting worse.

"There can be no excuse for services in some areas of the country to be performing so much worse than in others. This situation cannot be allowed to continue."

An earlier report published by the Prostate Cancer Charter for Action found that areas of the country that had failed to implement recommended guidance had a mortality rate four per cent higher than in areas that had followed it.

The charity has now called on the Government to raise awareness, ensure more men are diagnosed earlier and increase the number of specialist nurses.

Dr Frank Chinegwundoh, Prostate Cancer Charter for Action spokesperson and consultant urologist, said: "It is not enough that prostate cancer services are improving as a whole if patients face such a lottery in the care they receive.

"The failure of the NHS to implement guidance is partly responsible for these widening inequalities. We look to the Government and the NHS to ensure that this crucial guidance is implemented in full, so that the care prostate cancer patients receive is no longer left to chance."