Prostate Cancer Test
Only men have a prostate gland. The prostate is usually the size and shape of a walnut and grows bigger as you get older. It sits underneath the bladder and surrounds the urethra – the tube men urinate (pee) and ejaculate through.
Prostate cancer can affect any man; and is the most common cancer in men. Over 46,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year – that's 128 men every day. Every hour one man dies from prostate cancer – that's more than 11,000 men every year. 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is a protein which is released into the blood by the prostate gland. An enlarged gland is often associated with higher levels of PSA. PSA levels can also rise with age, with prostatitis (inflamed prostate) or even recent vigorous exercise and ejaculation.