Prostate Cancer Screening

Certain individuals are offered prostate screening through a PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test. The PSA test is a blood test that measures the amount of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in your blood. PSA is a protein produced by normal cells in the prostate and also by prostate cancer cells.

It’s normal to have a small amount of PSA in your blood, and the amount rises slightly as you get older and your prostate gets bigger. A raised PSA level may suggest you have a problem with your prostate, but not necessarily cancer. Please see the NHS advise for men without symptoms of prostate disease aged 50 and over:

Please also find some useful links below if you would like more information on what a PSA test is, what a normal result is as well as the benefits and limitations:

PSA test | Prostate Cancer UK

Screening for prostate cancer | Cancer Research UK