Prostate Cancer early detection
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A unique detection service for prostate cancer not currently available via the NHS. It is available to men over 40 years of age.
Men with prostate cancer often have no symptoms and the evidence is that early detection significantly increases prostate cancer survival rates. The aim of prostate cancer screening is to detect the disease at an early stage when it is more likely to be curable and easier to treat. Having these tests can on the one hand, identify a cancer that may cause problems in the future so that you can have earlier treatment; on the other hand, it may find a small low risk cancer which might never have caused you problems. The standard test for early detection of prostate cancer is for PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) which can lead to unwarranted further investigations. With the introduction of ProstateCheck which will give unique feedback on 4 biomarkers including PSA, 30-50% of all unnecessary biopsies can be eliminated.
Information about the pros and cons of PSA testing and early detection.
An online prostate cancer risk assessment based on lifestyle, symptoms and family history.
A blood test which will give two key PSA (prostate specific antigen) values and offers unique feedback on 4 cancer biomarkers including PSA which increases the accuracy of the results thus reducing the risk of unnecessary biopsies.
Following the appointment a results letter will be sent to you along with a personalised early detection programme. If you are considered to be at high risk, you will be referred for further assessment and investigations to your GP or a consultant urologist. For men with an elevated PSA the results letter will also identify their risk of getting a high grade tumour, which will help clinicians to reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies by 30-50%
Get the facts:
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer of men in the UK
37000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed each year in the UK – that’s 100 men every day or 1 every 15 minutes
Prostate cancer is less common in men under 50 BUT during the last 30 years incidence in men between 40 and 59 has risen 6 fold.
PSA testing alone isn’t 100% accurate
Early detection can save lives
Currently NOT Available at the clinic.
Examination and Diagnostic Testing
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