March is Prostate Awareness Month and we are doing our bit to fight this killer by providing subsidised screening tests that help to diagnose prostate cancer.
For the whole of the month, you can get a PSA test at Medcare for just €40.
The PSA – prostate specific antigen – test does not diagnose prostate cancer but it can provide a useful early warning.
Increased PSA levels in the blood indicate prostate cancer may be present and can help a doctor to decide if further diagnostic testing is required.
Prostate cancer is a big killer. In the UK nearly 32,000 men are diagnosed with the disease, and more than 10,000 lose their lives.
If caught early, prostate cancer can be treated. So, it is advised that all men over the age of 50 have PSA tests yearly.
It is essential that you consult your GP if you display any of the following symptoms-
- A need to urinate frequently, especially at night
- Difficulty starting urination or holding back urine
- Weak or interrupted flow of urine
- Painful or burning urination
- Difficulty in having an erection
- Painful ejaculation
- Blood in urine or semen
- Frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, or upper thighs
To learn more about prostate health watch this report from ITV’s This Morning…
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