MK Prostate Cancer Support (MKPCS) supports people in the Milton Keynes area who are affected by prostate cancer or other prostate problems. We promote awareness of prostate cancer to encourage men to get themselves checked for early diagnosis.
All of us at MK Prostate Cancer Support have either had prostate cancer, or have watched a close friend or relative go through it.
We know how difficult it can be to deal with such situations.
Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer for men
PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood tests are useful to get early indications of prostate cancer and to understand future risks.
Receiving such blood tests from GPs unfortunately happens to be a NHS post code lottery.
PSA is a chemical made only by the prostate, and can be checked by a simple test to assess the risk of having prostate cancer. A raised PSA level does not always indicate prostate cancer but it can indicate other prostate problems which can be readily treated.