Personal Health Check 

Because prostate cancer can exist without symptoms, we believe that all men over the age of 50 should routinely ask their GP for a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test. Once you reach this age, your doctor is obliged to arrange a test for you.

​If you have any of the following sypmtoms your prostate needs a check-up:

• I need to urinate frequently, particularly at night

• I am bursting to urinate but the flow is slow, difficult or painfulIt takes a long time for my urine flow to start and I dribble when I   try to stop

• I have seen blood in my urine or semen

• I have felt pain when urinating or ejaculating

• I feel that my bladder has not emptied properly

• I have nagging pain in my lower back or upper thighs or pelvis

• I have a strong family history of prostate cancer

• I have difficulty in getting and keeping an erection

• I have noticed a change in my bowel habits

If you notice any of these symptoms, you should immediately see your GP.


Such symptons are often associated with non-cancerous conditions such as an enlarged prostate, prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate) and urinary infection. If you are unlucky enough to have prostate cancer, your chances of a cure are vastly improved by early diagnosis and treatment.
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