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Torbay Prostate

Support Association

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Serving men of all ages, and their partners, through a program of support before, during and after diagnosis.

More things you should know about the PSA Test

Any man over 50 (45 where there is family history)

is entitled to an annual PSA Test

Diagnostic Testing for Prostate Cancer

The PSA Test

The PSA test is a simple blood test that tests for elevated levels of a protein called Prostate Specific Antigen.

This is sometimes followed by a DRE Test (Digital Rectal Examination) where the doctor feels for hard or lumpy areas in the prostate.

These two tests together have significantly increased the early detection of Prostate Cancer.

Why Do I Need The Tests?

Prostate Cancer often has

No Symptoms

Early detection of Prostate Cancer can be achieved with two simple tests.

Early diagnosis can mean multiple treatment choices and often a cure.

We encourage men to have the tests done annually by their doctor.