Prostate cancer

One in 14 

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, accounting for almost a quarter of male cancers. Each year, nearly 32,000 men in the UK are diagnosed, and more than 10,000 die from the disease. Men have a one in 14 lifetime risk of developing prostate cancer.

Cases are rare in men under 50 but the chance of developing the disease increases after that age. If diagnosed early, prostate cancer can be successfully treated: it is, therefore, advisable to have routine checks.

Prostate cancer screening

Medcare’s clinics on the Costa Blanca offer prostate cancer screening, including a PSA blood test. This is a comprehensive set of tests that looks for a number of illnesses, including heart disease, kidney disease and cervical cancer in women. The Health Check is included in the Health Check Plan, one of the types of membership at Medcare.

Read more here about what happens if you are diagnosed with prostate cancer. 

You can see below one of our patient’s experiences, and how having a Health Check, and the prostate tests, saved his life.

To book your PSA prostate test, or a full Health Check, call 966 860 258 or email

If you are worried about prostate cancer or need help or advice about diagnosing the disease, or help to understand or access treatments available for prostate cancer on the Costa Blanca, visit the Medcare GP.

Patient prostate cancer

When Terry Mitchell noticed some blood in his urine, he did what most men would do –

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