Your Prostate Health Assessment Score

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0-7

No immediate action. Remain alert to changes and factors that put you at future risk. Read our “about prostate cancer” section to find out more.

8-19

Mild moderate symptoms, seek advice from your GP.

20-35

Take immediate action and seek advice from your GP.

Quality of Life due to Urinary Symptoms

In most cases symptoms are a result of non-cancerous changes, often caused by an enlarged prostate. GPs can prescribe treatment and offer advice on how to alleviate any discomfort.

About Prostate Cancer - The Facts

Early stages of prostate cancer usually present no symptoms.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men throughout the UK with 1 in 8 men affected. The risk rises in black men with 1 in 4 being affected.

The risk is increased where there is a family history and in men over the age of 50.

To assess your risk complete the section below

Assess Your Risk
and Take Appropriate Action

To assess your risk, please tick appropriate boxes below:

To help us to improve our programme to increase awareness, please complete the anonymous information below

Male
Aged 49 and Under
No family history of prostate cancer
Low Risk Being aged under 50 and having no family history of prostate cancer puts you in the low risk category.
Action Stay vigilant. Seek advice and tests from your GP if you develop any of the symptoms associated with prostate health.
Family history of prostate cancer
Medium Risk Whilst it is not common for men under 50 to develop prostate cancer, if you have a family history of the disease your future risk increases to 1 in 3.
Action We advise you see your GP annually to discuss your prostate health and consider a PSA blood test.
Male
Aged 50 and Over
No family history of prostate cancer
Medium Risk Your chances of developing prostate cancer increases over the age of 50. However, your risk is reduced by having no family history of the disease.
Action We advise you see your GP annually to discusss your prostate health and consider a PSA blood test.
Family history of prostate cancer
High Risk Your chances of developing prostate cancer increases over the age of 50. A family history of the disease increases your risk to 1 in 3.
Action Make an appointment with your GP for a PSA blood test and/or Digital Rectal Examination. Remember to mention your family history of prostate cancer.
What is the PSA Blood Test?
PSA is a simple blood test. Although not conculsive, it can be an indicator of poor
prostate health. For more information on prostate testing, click here

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