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quick question for GP's please…(cancer tests related)

(6 Posts)
11112222 Wed 16-Nov-16 20:18:22

Is there a lower age limit for a Prostate cancer PSA blood test?
How old should our son be tested at if his father was diagnosed with advanced pc at 43?

Dh keeps forgetting to ask at his appointments. sad
thank you.

Idefix Thu 17-Nov-16 18:37:12

prostatecanceruk.org/prostate-information/getting-diagnosed/psa-test

Seems to suggest 45yrs if you are believed to be at higher risk.

11112222 Thu 17-Nov-16 18:49:01

thanks idefix.

thats no good if its taken hold by 43 though.

I was wondering what a gp would suggest. Obviously proper answer needs to come from oncologist.

Idefix Thu 17-Nov-16 19:34:15

I think that an oncology or genetics referral would be the way forward.
Misread your op and read 73 blush
flowers 43 is incredibly young.

11112222 Thu 17-Nov-16 21:48:31

thanks.
yeah. too young. Hence the unusual question re son.
Anyone got an idea??

mintymonty Thu 17-Nov-16 21:56:30

More likely to need genetic testing I would think to see if he carries the same gene that would put him at an increased riskflowers

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