PSA Testing in Henfield

PSA Testing in Henfield

The Henfield BP Guild with the Prostate Cancer Support Organisation  (PCaSO) is offering free and confidential Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) testing on Saturday 2 April at the Henfield Hall for men aged between 45 and 80. It’s a simple blood test that measures the amount of antigen entering the blood produced by the prostate. It is not a direct test for cancer; a moderately raised reading can be an indicator of a prostate problem and a high reading should trigger further tests to determine if there is a need for any treatment. 

The testing will be conducted by trained phlebotomists taking blood from a vein in the arm which will be analysed at a laboratory and the result either posted or emailed to you. To book a test go to the www.psatesting.org/events, select ‘Henfield’ and book an appointment time. For enquiries only call 0845 650 2555.

One in every two men will have a health problem with their prostate at some stage of their lives. It could be an infection, enlargement or cancer. One in every eight men will develop prostate cancer and it is now the leading cancer found in men. Caught in the early stages, cure rates are dramatically improved with over 80% success. General symptoms of problems with the prostate are: frequent need to urinate (especially at night), bursting to urinate, slow flow, difficult/painful flow, stop/start and dribbling, or blood in the urine.

Don’t delay in getting this important test done. It’s free and all you need to do is register on the website shown and turn up on the day. An early diagnosis is so important and can make all the difference.

Kevin Dawkins