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Published: 31 May 2018
Next review: 30 Nov 2020
Edition: 7
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK. Many men worry about getting prostate cancer, sometimes because a relative or friend has had it. Some men choose to have tests, including the PSA test, to find out if they have prostate cancer. The PSA test will not tell you if you have prostate cancer, but it can show whether you need further tests.
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Published: 31 May 2018
Next review: 30 Nov 2020
Edition: 7
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK. Many men worry about getting prostate cancer, sometimes because a relative or friend has had it. Some men choose to have tests, including the PSA test, to find out if they have prostate cancer. The PSA test will not tell you if you have prostate cancer, but it can show whether you need further tests.

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You may find this booklet helpful if:

- you wonder whether you should have the PSA test

- you have no symptoms, but want more information about the PSA test or prostate cancer

- you have symptoms, and want to know more about testing.

Visit our online information about the PSA test.

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