Our prostate cancer screening blood test is a reliable and non-invasive way to assess your risk for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is a common cancer among men, and early detection is crucial for successful treatment. Our test measures the levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood, which is a protein produced by the prostate gland. Elevated levels of PSA in the blood can indicate the presence of prostate cancer or other prostate conditions.
A Prostate Cancer Screen Blood Test, also known as the Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test, is a simple blood test that measures the level of PSA in your blood. PSA is a protein produced by the prostate gland. Higher levels of PSA can indicate a potential problem with the prostate.
This test is recommended for men over the age of 45. However, some men may need to start screening much earlier based on their individual risk factors (see below).
There are several symptoms that may indicate a problem with the prostate, including frequent urination, difficulty urinating, weak or interrupted urine flow, pain or burning during urination, and blood in the urine or semen. However, it’s important to note that many men with prostate problems may not experience any symptoms at all, which is why regular screening is so important.
In the UK, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, with around 50,000 men being diagnosed each year. Prostate cancer is also the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in men, with around 11,000 men dying from the disease each year. However, when caught early, prostate cancer can often be successfully treated, which is why regular screening is so important.
It’s important to note that the PSA test is a screening test. It may sometimes give false-positive or false-negative results. If your PSA level is elevated, additional tests are recommended, to determine if cancer is present. While there may not be any symptoms of prostate problems, it’s important to get screened regularly to catch any potential issues early.
Consider getting tested if you have one of the following individual risk factors:
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