Prostate Health Advice Hub
Explore our expert-led content if you have concerns around your prostate health and learn about the experiences of others who've been there.
Do I need to worry?
As you get older, your risk of developing prostate health issues increases. This includes cancer. Sometimes issues develop without you even realising. A little bit of knowledge can help you feel in control of your health, rather than ignoring it.
Testing for prostate cancer
There are three initial tests a GP may do to determine your prostate health, but prostate cancer can only be definitively diagnosed with an MRI and a biopsy.
Should I get a PSA test?
"I'm glad I expressed my cancer concerns"
When Tom was diagnosed with prostate cancer at 43, his long-felt suspicions had been confirmed. He was the latest in his family to be diagnosed, and the youngest.
In many cases men have a few cancer cells but they're not expected to make trouble. In this case you'd be put under ‘active surveillance’. That means you’ll have regular blood tests to check your PSA levels, MRI scans to monitor any growth in the tumour, and biopsies to see if the cancer is spreading within the prostate. In other cases, further treatment may be necessary. This may include; Surgery to remove the prostate gland, Laser therapy, Radiotherapy and Hormone therapy