It is common to have a number of tests to diagnose Prostate Cancer and these can include:
- PSA blood test
- Digital rectal examination (DRE) - an examination of the prostate through the wall of the rectum
- MRI scan
- Prostate biopsy - this involves using thin needles to take small pieces of tissue from the prostate
- CT scan
- Bone scan
- PET scan
Once the working diagnosis is known then further information about the type of prostate cancer can be found by following this link
Patients are seen in clinic by the specialist to discuss potential treatment options. Please click on the links below for more information on
- Prostate seed brachytherapy
- High dose rate brachytherapy
- Hormone therapy
- "Novel" treatments
When treatment is complete
When treatment is complete the specialist will discuss what happens next as follow up can be variable depending on the treatment intervention and other potential options available.
The urology nurse specialist team are always available for advice and can be contacted on 0113 2066521
Leeds PCSG is a group made up of men, wives, partners and family members who have been affected by and living with cancer. The group is designed to provide information to those who have been affected by a prostate cancer diagnosis and help take the fear out of prostate cancer through discussions and sharing experiences.
Tel: 07810 626 397 (Ian Yearwood, Group Chair)
Prostate cancer UK is the UK's largest men's health charity. They provide a range of information and support for men, their families and carers such as emotional support and diet and exercise support. They also have a helpline managed by specialist nurses.
Tel: 0800 074 8383