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Prostate Screening

Prostate Screening

If you have any concerns about changes to your prostate gland, you can make an appointment to see your doctor.

Symptoms involving the prostate become more common as you get older. The most common condition is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) which usually presents with the onset of urinary symptoms such as difficulty initiating urination, the need to get up frequently by night to pass urine (nocturia) or double voiding. The doctor will discuss your concerns and any symptoms you might have and may carry out a physical examination and a blood test known as a PSA, where appropriate. 

The majority of men who experience symptoms associated with the prostate gland do not develop prostate cancer, however, regular prostate checks are an important screening method.

You can find out more information here on the  website about prostate cancer, symptoms, screening, treatment and how to reduce your risks of developing prostate cancer. 

Prostate Booklet