Changes in PSA levels are not uncommon in men as they get older and can be caused by a number of factors, such as urinary infections and benign prostate hyperplasia as well as prostate cancer. All of the conditions can be treated more effectively and efficiently if medical advice and intervention begins as early as possible. Prostate cancer remains the number one cause of cancer in men and, given that the UK has an ageing population, this is unlikely to change. Men are advised to carry out PSA examinations and screening annually from the age of 50-60 onwards and, where there is family history of prostate disease, it may be wise to undertake screening sooner. The SELFCheck home Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) screening test is an easy to use means of screening and detection of abnormal PSA levels.
Medical conditions like prostate and bowel disorders are not easily discussed and can be embarrassing or awkward; therefore, a simple home SELFCheck screening test can provide men with help and incentive needed to seek medical advice and help. The benefit of carrying out a SELFCheck PSA test in privacy ensures confidentiality as well as creating the incentive needed to take further steps in terms of managing personal health earlier. Consultation with a healthcare professional will facilitate earlier medical intervention. The SELFCheck prostate disorders test is easy to use, it requires a small finger prick blood sample to perform the test and a visual result is available in 10 minutes.
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