The risk of Prostate cancer is a common question that the practice gets asked about. In addition, many patients ask about whether they should have a PSA test.
The PSA test, which can give an early indication of prostate cancer, is available to you if you want to be tested. However, experts disagree on how useful the PSA test is. This is why there is a lot of research and why there is no national screening programme for prostate cancer in the United Kingdom (UK). The aim of the link below is to give you balanced information about the PSA test and things you may want to think about.
We hope it will help you decide whether or not you should have the test, but there is no simple right or wrong answer. We are asking all patients to read this information before they book in for a PSA test with the practice.
The patient information leaflet will answer many of the questions you may have. If you require further clarification then please speak to your own doctor.