You usually start by seeing your GP. They will ask you about your general health and symptoms and usually examine your prostate gland. And you might have a blood test.
Your doctor then decides whether to refer you to a specialist.
There are some things you can do to get the most out of your GP appointment.
Your GP should arrange for you to see a specialist if you have symptoms that could be due to prostate cancer.
There is no national screening programme for prostate cancer because we don’t have a reliable enough test to use. Current tests have risks.
Tests to diagnose prostate cancer can include a digital rectam examination (DRE), PSA test and a MRI scan.
The stage of a cancer means how big it is and whether it’s spread.