Thanks to everyone who supported our PSA Prostate Cancer Screening clinic on Saturday 12th August 2017, in Bishop's Waltham! 

147 local men were tested during the five-hour session at Prior Park Hall and test results have now been distributed to those who took part.

If we are able to organise a further PSA testing event in this area, we will post details here.

Prostate cancer uk  

What is the Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer can develop in men when cells in the prostate start to grow in an uncontrolled way. Prostate cancer often grows slowly to start with and may never cause any problems. But some men have prostate cancer that is more likely to spread. This needs treatment to stop it spreading outside the prostate.

Age

Prostate cancer mainly affects men over 50, and your risk increases with age. The average age for men to be diagnosed with prostate cancer is between 65 and 69 years. If you are under 50, your risk of getting prostate cancer is very low. Men under 50 can get it, but it isnít common.

What is the PSA test?

The PSA test is a simple blood test that measures the amount of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in your blood. PSA is a protein produced by normal cells in the prostate and also by prostate cancer cells. Itís normal to have a small amount of PSA in your blood, and the amount rises as you get older and your prostate gets bigger. A raised PSA level may suggest you have a problem with your prostate, but not necessarily cancer.


For further information on Prostate Cancer visit Prostate Cancer UK





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