Prostate Cancer Screening Test
Why Prostate Screening is necessary?
Klarity’s cancer screening services are clinically governed by age restrictions, if you are not within the age range for a service you will not be able to sign up to that service. This is because clinical research does not support the benefits of screening people outside our specified age eligibilities. Regardless of age, if you have symptoms then you should always seek medical advice from your Physician.
Why should I get checked for prostate cancer?
According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers. It is also the second leading cause of cancer death among men, after lung cancer.
In 2021, it was estimated that there would be approximately 248,530 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed among men in the United States, with about 34,130 deaths resulting from the disease.
About 1 in 8 men (or 13%) will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. However, the risk varies based on factors such as age, race, and family history. Prostate cancer is more common in older men, with about 6 in 10 cases being diagnosed in men aged 65 or older.
The prostate cancer screening test?
Klarity’s PSA (prostate specific antigen) test is a finger-prick blood sample collection kit that tests for Free and Total PSA.
There are some important guidelines to follow to ensure the accuracy of your results:
No ejaculation or strenuous exercise up to 48 hours before taking your sample.
Do not eat oily or rich food on the day that you take your sample.
Do not ride a bicycle on the day that you take your sample.
Drink plenty of fluid in the hours up to the time that you take your sample.