Prostate is the most common cancer diagnosed in men; affecting 1 in 9 during lifetime in the UK. Risk of prostate cancer increases as a man gets older, with 6 out of 10 cases being diagnosed in men over the age of 60. The sooner prostate cancer can be detected, the higher the chances of successful treatment and recovery.
There is no official screening program for prostate cancer, however, if you think you may be at risk, it is important you visit your Midland Health GP. Testing for a Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) is recommended for all men over the age of 50. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is important to book in to see your GP as soon as possible;
- Needing to wee frequently, especially during the night.
- Difficulty starting to wee
- Straining or taking a long time when weeing
- Weak flow of urination
- Blood in urine or semen
Testing may involve a physical examination to check if your prostate is enlarged and referral for a further MRI scan or biopsy. Your Midland Health GP will talk you through every stage of the process and will be on hand for expert advice and support to guide you through.
We can also offer one of our genetic test which covers up to 30 different cancer genes. Please book in for a consultation with one of our friendly Midland Health GPs who can advise you on this testing.
- Prostate Blood Profile (Total and Free PSA/Calculated Ratio) - £76
- Phlebotomy Appointment - £35
- Standard GP Consultation (30 min) - £120
- Express GP Consultation (15 min) - £60
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