The PSA test is a blood test that measures the amount of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in your blood. PSA is a protein produced by normal cells in the prostate and also by prostate cancer cells. It’s normal to have a small amount of PSA in your blood, and the amount rises as you get older and your prostate gets bigger. A raised PSA level may suggest you have a problem with your prostate, but not necessarily cancer.
Brighton Lions, in conjunction with the Prostate Cancer Support Organisation, hold PSA testing sessions from time to time.
The test involves taking a blood sample which is sent to a hospital laboratory for analysis. The result will be sent to you by post or email within two weeks or so. Only trained nurses will perform the tests, which are free of charge to men aged between 45 and 80.
It is likely that our next testing day will be held in September or October 2019. If you would like to be informed when the date has been fixed, simply complete and submit the form below.