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Self-Tests for screening for common cancers

Self-Tests for screening for common cancers

Self-Tests for screening for common cancers

Cancer screening looks for early signs of cancer in people with no symptoms. It helps spot cancers at an early stage when treatment is more likely to be successful. We have two tests to support early detection.

Cancer screening looks for early signs of cancer in people with no symptoms. It helps spot cancers at an early stage when treatment is more likely to be successful. We have two tests to support early detection. We have two tests to support early detection.

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Test

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Test

Normally, PSA is present in small quantities in the blood of men with a healthy prostate gland. In the presence of prostate diseases (such as prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia and cancer) PSA levels in blood increase. PSA levels undergo a physiological increase with advancing age or after prostate surgery and as a consequence of specific diagnostic tests.

The prostate gland lies just below your bladder. It helps produce healthy sperm. Problems with the prostate gland can affect how you urinate and your sexual function. Prostate cancer is caused when some cells in the prostate start to grow out of control. PSA is a protein that is made by prostate cells. It is measured using a blood test. PSA levels can be raised in a number of conditions, such as a urinary infection, an enlarged prostate, prostatitis or prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in UK men. Each year about 50,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and about 12,000 die from the disease. More than 75% (3 in 4) of men with prostate cancer survive with the disease for 10 or more years. Prostate cancer is rare in men under 50 and the risk increases with age. Most research into PSA testing has been among men aged between 50 and 69.

For more information refer to PSA testing and prostate cancer: advice for men without symptoms of prostate disease aged 50 and over (publishing.service.gov.uk)

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Bowel FOB Test

Bowel FOB Test

The acronym FOB (Faecal Occult Blood) indicates the presence of occult blood in the stool, due to various gastrointestinal disorders such as: polyps, ulcers, colitis, diverticula, rhagades, haemorrhoids or tumour.

The symptoms of these lesions are often silent in the early stages, for this reason the search for occult blood in the faeces represents an important screening test that allows to early identify the presence of pathologies affecting the gastrointestinal system.

Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon, rectum, or bowel) is the fourth most common cancer in the UK, with over 42,000 new cases diagnosed each year. A faecal occult blood test (FOBT) looks at a sample of your stool to check for blood. Occult blood means that you can’t see it with the naked eye. And faecal means that it is in your stool.

Blood in your stool means there is bleeding in the digestive tract. The bleeding may be caused by a variety of conditions. A faecal occult blood test is commonly used as a screening test to help find colorectal cancer before you have symptoms. However, a faecal occult blood test alone cannot diagnose any condition. If your test results show blood in your stool, you will likely need other tests to diagnose the exact cause.

For more information on Bowel cancer refer to Bowel cancer facts | About bowel cancer | Bowel Cancer UK

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