BPC consultant supporting free PSA testing drop-in clinic on Saturday 14th April

Vivek Wadhwa Urologist at BPC

The Birmingham Prostate Clinic is supporting prostate cancer awareness month with free PSA testing at Spire Parkway Hospital Solihull, taking place on Saturday 14th April.

PSA stands for prostate specific antigen and is a simple blood test which can indicate whether a man could be at an increased risk of having prostate cancer.

Spire Parkway Hospital is organising the initiative on Saturday, April 14, which is open to all men aged 45 and over who are not currently undergoing prostate treatment. There is no need to book; men can just turn up on the day and a GP referral is not required.

Vivek Wadhwa is the BPC consultant urologist who will be at the drop-in clinic at Spire Parkway Hospital this Saturday. He said: “Patients will have the opportunity to speak to me about PSA testing and any other urological concerns they may have.”

The initiative comes at the start of Prostate Cancer Awareness month, which traditionally takes place every March in the UK, with many events and activities to promote understanding of the disease.

Earlier this year, it was revealed that the number of men dying from prostate cancer has overtaken female deaths from breast cancer for the first time in the UK, according to government figures.

The latest figures show there were 11,819 deaths from prostate cancer compared with 11,442 from breast cancer. However, if prostate cancer is diagnosed at an early stage, the outlook from treatment is very good. A PSA test does not provide a diagnosis of prostate cancer and levels can be raised for other reasons than cancer, however when used correctly, it can be a useful tool for assessing risk.

Event Details

Free PSA Testing Drop-In Clinic

Location: The Spire Specialist Care Centre, 1 Damson Parkway, Solihull, West Midlands B91 2PP

Date: Saturday 14th April 2018

Time:  08:30 to 13:30