Prostate Health

Prostate Cancer

We offer medical examinations and blood tests to help you understand your risk of prostate cancer. We can also organise fast referrals for ultrasound and biopsy and specialist referrals to consultant urologists. The test we normally conduct is a prostate specific antigen test. If you are interested in having this test, please avoid ejaculation for 48 hours. We have male doctors available through the week if you prefer - please call to enquire. 

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men.

In 2008 there were 338,000 people in the UK diagnosed with prostate cancer, a third of the number of people with the cancer worldwide.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of death by cancer in the UK.

The main factor which increases the likelihood of developing prostate cancer is age.

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Early symptoms of prostate cancer are varied and unspecific but can include:


1    Having to rush to the toilet to pass urine
2    Difficulty in passing urine
3    Passing urine more often, especially at night
4    Blood in urine or semen (rare)

 

Prostate Screening services

 

If you have a family history of prostate cancer or are over 40, you should consider regular checks of your prostate which can include examination, a blood test for prostate specific antigen, ultrasound and biopsy (where there are clinical signs).