Prostate assessments can find out whether you might have prostate cancer or another prostate problem, such as an enlarged prostate or prostatitis. You might hear these tests being called a prostate screening test or exam. Such tests include a PSA test, PCA3 test, Multiple Parametric MRI (mpMRI) and biopsies.
PSA Test for
A PSA test is a blood test that measures the level of PSA – Prostate Specific Antigen – in a man’s blood
PSA is a protein made by the prostate which naturally leaks into the blood stream. After testing, if a man’s levels of PSA are said to be ‘raised’, it could be a sign that he has prostate cancer. However, a raised PSA level can also indicate that another, non-cancerous, prostate condition exists. Following a raised PSA test result, the only way to definitely determine whether prostate cancer exists is through a biopsy of the prostate.
Prostate Screening Test
From Only £60
Large ‘studies’ have suggested a
20% mortality reduction from prostate cancer with regular Prostate Screening (PSA) testing
Results within 48 hours
Our Consultant Urologist will discuss your results with you and make recommendations if further tests or investigations are required.
Why should I get a prostate test?
The earlier a cancer is picked up, the easier it is to treat it and the more likely the treatment is to be successful. It is important that you get a prostate screen as soon as possible if you notice worrying symptoms.
Testing for prostate cancer is an important part of cancer care. Early detection provides a better chance of effective management and provides the information needed to help decide if further treatment might be required. The aim of screening is to diagnose disease:
- At an early stage
- Before symptoms start
- When it is easier to treat
- When it is more likely to be curable
Unlike many other cancers, prostate cancers can be there for years before they are found. This type of cancer can often grow very slowly indeed and may not cause any symptoms or problems at all during a man’s lifetime. By the age of 80, many men will have some cancer cells in their prostate, but only 1 in 25 of them will actually die from prostate cancer. On the other hand, some types of prostate cancer are faster growing and can spread to other parts of the body.