Men’s health – prostate PSA testing
10 November 2023
PCaSO is a prostate charity entirely run by prostate cancer patients and their families for prostate cancer patients and their families. Their aim is to raise awareness of prostate cancer so that more men are diagnosed early when the chances of a cure are high.
The PCaSO are currently offering free PSA screening in our area. PSA is a protein made only by the prostate gland. Some of it leaks into your blood, but how much depends on your age and the health of your prostate. PSA tests are a simple blood test that checks prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in your blood.
The NHS have developed some information to help you decide whether you should request a PSA test Prostate cancer – Should I have a PSA test? – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
The Sussex and Hampshire Branches of PCaSO organised 5,809 PSA tests at 14 different locations over the two counties during 2022, a record number of men tested during the year. 273 men were found to have a red result requiring further investigation and 173 amber result who need a further follow up.
If you are over 40 years old and would like a PSA test from the PCaSO check for availability and more information on their website PCaSO – Prostate Cancer Support Organisation