Prostate Cancer Screening clinics available in Derby City for those at higher risk
People at higher risk of prostate cancer are being urged to visit a local clinic for a screening test and the opportunity to talk to a GP for advice.
You are more likely to develop prostate cancer if you are a man and:
- You are over 50
- You are black and over 45
- Your dad or brother had had prostate cancer
The screening clinics are open to anyone who fits the criteria above and lives in Derby City. The clinic is being held at Hollybrook Medical Centre but you do not need to be registered to this practice to attend a clinic.
Saturday 24 June 9am-1pm at Hollybrook Medical Centre, Hollybrook Way, Littleover, DE23 3TX.
Please call 07834873262 to book an appointment.
At the appointment, a GP will talk to you about your risk of prostate cancer and the tests you can have to diagnose it, including the ‘PSA blood test’. You can then have the PSA blood test at the clinic if you would like to. The results will go back to your registered GP practice, and they will contact you about them.
The prostate is a gland the size and shape of a walnut, which grows bigger as you get older. Prostate cancer can develop when cells in the prostate start to grow in an uncontrolled way. Most men with early prostate cancer don’t have any symptoms but catching prostate cancer early enough means it can often be cured so it’s important to get screened if you are at higher risk.
Dr Drew Smith, GP partner at Wilson Street Surgery and Co-Clinical Director of Derby City North Primary Care Network said: “We know that prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, and in particular black men, but there are often no early symptoms so it’s really important to check your risk and get regular screening.
“These clinics are a great opportunity to get checked out. Our team of GPs are on hand to talk to people about their risk and can answer any questions they might have.”
If you cannot attend one of these clinics but would like a screening test, contact your usual GP practice.
You can find out more about your risk, via Prostate Cancer UK’s 30 second online risk checker: www.prostatecanceruk.org/emca-risk.