September 2021 – National Blood Cancer Awareness Month
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. It usually develops slowly, so there may be no signs for many years.
Symptoms of prostate cancer
Symptoms of prostate cancer do not usually appear until the prostate is large enough to affect the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the penis (urethra).
When this happens, you may notice things like:
- an increased need to pee
- straining while you pee
- a feeling that your bladder has not fully emptied
These symptoms should not be ignored, but they do not mean you have prostate cancer.
It’s more likely they’re caused by something else, such as prostate enlargement.
The ovaries are a pair of small organs located low in the tummy that are connected to the womb and store a woman’s supply of eggs.
Ovarian cancer mainly affects women who have been through the menopause (usually over the age of 50), but it can sometimes affect younger women.
Cervical screening is one of the best ways to protect yourself from cervical cancer.
Cervical screening is not a test for cancer, it’s a test to help prevent cancer.
Cervical screening checks a sample of cells from your cervix for certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV).
These types of HPV can cause abnormal changes to the cells in your cervix and are called “high risk” types of HPV.
NHS bowel cancer screening checks if you could have bowel cancer. It’s available to everyone aged 60 or over. The programme is expanding to include 56 year olds in 2021.
Bowel cancer is the 4th most common type of cancer. Screening can help find it at an early stage, when it’s easier to treat.
Find out how we can support you and get information about different cancer types.
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or know someone who has, Cancer Research provide practical advice on everything from symptoms and screening, to coping after treatment.
Information about the NHS population screening programmes available to transgender and non-binary people in England.
Additional Brest Screening Information
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust