Frequently Asked Questions

Prostate Cancer - FAQs


  • Membership Question: What conditions affect the prostate gland?
  • Answer:
          Prostate enlargement
          Inflammation of the prostate gland (prostatitis)
          Prostate Cancer

    Prostate Enlargement: is a common condition and generally associated with ageing. Around a 3rd of all men suffer from prostate enlargement. If the prostate becomes enlarged, it puts pressure on the urethra, often making it difficult to empty the bladder. There are several medications used to alleviate the problems associated with enlargement, but in severe cases, the cause of the problem can be surgically removed. NOTE! Prostate Enlargement is very treatable but left untreated can cause more severe conditions, particularly in the kidneys. - Please contact your doctor if you notice any change in your ability to pass water.

    Prostatitis: is inflammation (swelling) of the prostate gland and can be quite painful. It can be cured with treatment but if there is an underlying cause may return. Like prostate enlargement, left untreated this condition can lead to serious illness.

    Prostate Cancer: is the most common cancer in men and the third most like to cause death after lung & bowel cancer. Over 40,000 new cases are diagnosed in the UK every year. Prostate Cancer progresses very slowly, and awareness & early investigation can provide a positive outlook for those diagnosed. If treated early, prostate cancer can often be cured. Current treatments include:-
          surgery to remove the prostate gland
          radiotherapy - using radiation to kill the cancerous cells
          medication and hormone therapy

    logo-whiteOur current research is using the emerging sciences to find more effective treatments and hope of a cure.
  • Prostate Cancer Question: What is Prostate Cancer?
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  • PSA Test Question: What is a PSA Test?
  • Answer:
    It is a blood test that measures a protein called Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA). PSA is a protein produced by normal cells in the prostate and also by prostate cancer cells. It is normal for all men to have a small amount of PSA in their blood. A raised PSA level may show that you have a problem with your prostate, but not necessarily prostate cancer.
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