PSA (Prostate Cancer) Testing

 

THE LIONS CLUB OF BASINGSTOKE

Registered Charity No: 274337

www.basingstokelions.org.uk

 

PSA TestingPSA (prostate cancer) testing

offered in Basingstoke
for men aged 40 and above

Saturday, 11th March 2023, 10am – 2pm

United Reformed Church (URC), 20 London Street, Basingstoke, RG21 7NU

The Lions Club of Basingstoke has joined forces with the Graham Fulford Charitable Trust (GFCT) to offer vital blood screening tests to men aged 40 and above living in and around Basingstoke.

Recently in the news after the passing of presenter and journalist Bill Turnbull from the disease, prostate cancer affects more people than is recognised. Roughly one in every eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime (Prostate Cancer UK). Black and Asian men have an even higher risk, with the odds being one in four.

What is a PSA test?

The PSA test is a blood test that measures the amount of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in a person’s blood. It can help to diagnose prostate cancer.

What will happen on the day?

A phlebotomist will take a blood sample. They then send this off to a laboratory to check the amount of PSA in the sample.

What about afterwards?

The result will be sent by email or text within 24-48 hours of taking the test.

What is PSA?

Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by both normal and cancerous prostate cells. It’s normal for all men to have some PSA in their blood.

A high level of PSA can be a sign of cancer. But a PSA level can also be raised in prostate conditions that are not cancer. For example, if a urine infection is present.

A diagnosis of prostate cancer is not made on a PSA level alone.

Discussing the test

A consultation with a GP is recommended, should a PSA level show as being abnormally high.

The GP may want to do follow-up tests or an examination

Costs

Tests are £22 each, which covers the costs of trained staff and the laboratory.

Tests by appointment only. Register and book via https://gfct.mypsatests.org.uk, or by calling the PSA Test office on 01926 419959

Note: Other tests are available on the day – Diabetes, Cholesterol, Iron Count, Thyroid, Liver Count and Kidney Count. These tests are available to men and women.


Contact: Bill Lenihan  – e-mail: wjdvlenihan@hotmail.co.uk Tel: 07986 232017