It is estimated that one in every two men will have a problem with their prostate at some stage of their life, whether it is an infection, enlargement or cancer. While, one in eight men develop prostate cancer and those of African-Caribbean origin and those with a family history of the disease are two to three times more at risk.
This month, on Saturday, November 24 Prostate Cancer Support Organisation (PCaSO) in partnership with the East Grinstead Lions brings Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) testing to East Court Manor from 10.00am to 4.00pm. The testing which is open to all men aged 45 to 80 involves a simple blood test that measures the amount of antigen.
It is not a direct test for cancer, a moderately raised reading can be an indicator of a prostate problem, a high reading triggers further tests to determine if there is a need for treatment. Testing is conducted by phlebotomists taking a blood sample from a vein in the arm. Every man will be counselled and receive information about the test and the prostate.
PSA testing take places between 10.00am – 4.00pm at East Court Manor, East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead RH19 3L. Booking is essential, call: 0845 650 2555 (premium rate call) or email: email@example.com. Results will be posted or emailed and arrive around seven to 10 days after testing.