The prostate is a small gland found in the male body that sits under the bladder and surrounds the urethra. Its job is to make the fluid that protects and carries sperm.
When prostate cells reproduce rapidly, it can cause cancer to start growing. Prostate cancer can develop very slowly, although in some instances it’s quick to spread to other parts of the body.
Over 95% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer in the early stages have a survival rate beyond 5 years, and an easier recovery journey.
Because of the importance of discovering cancer as early as possible, It’s incredibly important to be aware of the symptoms and your risk factors of developing prostate cancer.
The initial test to determine your risk of developing prostate cancer is also very simple, involving just a PSA blood test. Depending on those results, you may require further tests.
Learn more about testing here, or get information about symptoms and diagnosis here.
Men with a family history or African or Caribbean heritage are most at risk of developing prostate cancer. If you fall into either of these categories, it’s recommended you start talking to your GP about testing from the age of 40.
Otherwise, it’s best to chat with your GP about testing from 50 onwards.
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Often, prostate cancer causes no symptoms. That’s why it’s important to get routine prostate checks – starting from the age of 40 for men with a family history or African or Caribbean heritage, or 50 onwards for everyone else.
The APC is here to discuss your concerns, assess your risk and arrange testing if necessary. We have a team of men’s health and prostate cancer GP’s who are here to assess your risk and get you on track.
Speak to one of our prostate cancer GP’s about your risk and get tested. It’s easier than you think, and it can save your life. Make an appointment with our specialised prostate cancer GP’s and talk about your options.