Understanding Prostate Cancer

A campaign for those at higher risk

We’re starting a new campaign to help our patients learn more about prostate cancer. This disease is the most common type of cancer in men in the UK, with about 52,300 men diagnosed each year. We want to make sure our patients who are more at risk to get prostate cancer are well-informed.

We’re seeing more men survive prostate cancer because it’s being found and treated early.

We’re reaching out to:

  • Men aged 50 and above
  • Those with a family history of prostate cancer
  • Black men, who are statistically at a higher risk

If you receive information from us, whether by email or through the post, please read it thoroughly but do not be alarmed. It is part of our proactive approach to your healthcare. If you have any questions or if there’s anything you wish to discuss regarding prostate cancer, we encourage you to contact us. We’re available to provide support, answer your queries, and guide you through any concerns you may have.



Prostate cancer may not cause symptoms in its early stages. When symptoms do occur, they can include:

  • Needing to pee more frequently, especially at night
  • Difficulty starting to pee or experiencing a weak flow
  • Feeling like your bladder has not fully emptied


The causes of prostate cancer are not fully understood, but risk factors include being over 50 years old, having a family history of prostate cancer, or being a Black man.



Diagnosis involves a PSA test, a physical examination of your prostate, an MRI scan, and possibly a biopsy.


PSA Testing

The PSA test measures the level of prostate-specific antigen in the blood and may help detect early prostate cancer.



Treatment options vary and may include watchful waiting, surgery, radiotherapy, or hormone therapy, depending on the stage and symptoms.


Living with Prostate Cancer

Living with prostate cancer can impact daily life, emotional health, and relationships. Support is available through healthcare teams and organizations like Prostate Cancer UK.


Where to Find More Information

For more detailed information on prostate cancer, you can visit the following resources:

Published: Apr 11, 2024

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