The symptoms of prostate cancer are not specific. Most commonly it is a difficulty in passing urine (although this condition also affects the majority of men after middle-age and is usually benign). In addition, many men are reluctant to discuss health concerns with other people and as a result, prostate cancer diagnosis can be delayed.
The following screening programme is designed for men over the age of 40 years to fully assess their prostate health:
- Patients receive an information pack and complete a self-assessment questionnaire on urinary function, sexual function and general health
- A clinical nurse specialist then conducts a urine test, blood pressure check, height and weight measurement, urinary flow rate and bladder scan
- A Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test is then carried out via a blood sample
- A clinical examination is then undertaken by a doctor, together with a consultation about the results
To discuss screening for your workforce please call the HCA Commercial Team on 020 7616 4848.
Clinics and locations
Appointments can be booked at short notice and some clinics are held during the evenings. For details of clinics and to make an individual appointment, your employees simply call the HCA Platinum Choice helpline on 020 7079 4355.
Prostate screening is currently provided at The Princess Grace Hospital.
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