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.
MKPCS are holding a free PSA blood test session in Milton Keynes this October: don’t miss your chance
There is no national screening programme for prostate cancer.
All men, particularly those aged 50 and over, should know their PSA levels.
At a similar event held in Milton Keynes last year, 9% of the participants had a positive result and required medical advice.
The event will be held in association with the Graham Fulford Charitable Trust who will provide a nurse, laboratory analysis and postage for the notification of results.
The blood test is free to take part, but MKPCS welcomes donations from participants to help with the costs of setting up and conducting the event.