Risk Checker | Check Your Risk for Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer is the most typical cancer in men

However, most men with early prostate cancer are asyptomatic.

Prostate cancer is not necessarily life- threatening. Nevertheless when it is, the sooner you diagnose it, the more options you and your doctor will have to find a cure.

There are 3 broad factors which increase your risk that you can understand yourself to understand yourself: 

1) Age: being over 50 if you're white or 45 if you're of black or ethnic minority

2) Family history: haveing another male family member who has had prostate cancer

3) Ethnicity: black or blended ethnicity men have greater risk of  prostate cancer

If any of these are true, you have a primary risk factor for prostate cancer and the risk increases with age.

Once you’re over 50, or if you find out that a family member has prostate cancer, you may want to think about your risk of prostate cancer again.

Other lifestyle factors may also be involved such as smoker status and certain employment conditions where exposure to chemicals or excessive sunlight may play a part in increasing risk. 

Always seek professional advice if you think you may be exposed to any one or more of these factors.

You can still get prostate cancer even if you don’t have any of the risk factors. So, if you notice changes in how you wee, or if it becomes painful, it’s important to get it checked by your GP.

Even if you have no noticeable or visible symptoms, or feelings of pain, you may have unseen traces of blood in your urine - and this can be an early marker sign of cancer.

You can check for blood in your urine which can be a sign of prostate cancer with an IcleTest®.

Checking every 3 months could give you a minimum 3 month head-start on getting properly checked up with your GP - and that could be the early warning system that saves your life.
Further reading:


Why Taking Regular Medical Tests is a Good Thing

> What Medical Tests Are There and Can Take at Home

The Importance of Early Detection

What Does Unseen Blood in Urine Mean

> How Detecting Blood in Your Urine Can Protect Against Serious Illnesses