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Why is this important?

African-Caribbean men are three times more likely to get Prostate Cancer than white men in the UK. Prostate cancer rarely shows any symptoms. The only way to assess the risk of prostate cancer is by taking a blood test and having an examination of the prostate gland. If you are registered with a GP these tests can be done for you on the day.

Why Should I attend?

Assessing your risk of Prostate Cancer is quick and easy.

It involves a blood test, an examination of  your prostate by a finger in your  back passage and a chat with the nurse. To have this assessment you must be registered with a GP. We’ll make sure you have all the information you need before you leave the centre, and you will receive a letter with your results. This letter will be copied to your GP.

 What will happen when I attend?

The nurse will speak with you about your general health and family history, and explain what is involved in the test. You will be asked whether or not you are happy to proceed before anything happens. If you want to go ahead, the nurse will talk to you about the assessment and answer any questions you may have. She will then take a sample of blood to check your PSA (prostate specific antigen), and will examine your prostate gland. This involves a finger in the back passage.

If everything is normal, we will send a letter to you and to your GP. If there are any concerns about your health, we will contact you by phone to discuss this, and you may be referred to City Hospital for further tests. If this is the case, you will be told what to expect during the call, and can ask any questions you may have http://cialisviagras.net/.

What is the prostate?

The prostate is a small gland, the size of a walnut. It sits just below a man’s bladder and surrounds the urethra (water pipe). Prostate cancer can be treated and cured if detected early.

Who is at risk?

  • Men over the age of 50
  • Men with a family history of prostate cancer, and
  • Men who have a close family member with breast cancer.

Black men are at a much higher risk than white men, though the reasons for this are unclear.

An appointment is not required, but you must be registered with a GP to have an assessment.  

You can view the drop in session dates and times here.

 If you have further questions or concerns, please use the  secure and confidential email form and include a phone number.  A member of the team will contact you as soon as possible.  Any information you enter, will be treated as confidential and will be erased after we have contacted you. 

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