Our Prostate Cancer Test is a simple and easy genetic screening test to detect the presence of faulty DNA repair genes
For men aged 40 and over
Identify predisposition risk
Our Prostate Cancer is a simple and easy saliva sample genetic screening test to detect the presence of faulty DNA repair genes. It is used to identify men at high risk of developing aggressive life-threatening prostate cancer.
• For men aged 40+
• If your father or brother has had prostate cancer or there is a strong history of cancer in the family
• You are of African-Caribbean descent
Since the 1990s, UK prostate cancer rates have increased by 48% in males and are projected to rise by 60% by 2035.
Most men with early prostate cancer don’t have signs or symptoms, which means the disease can progress and spread to a stage when curative treatment is not possible.
Prostate cancer is often non-aggressive, however 10-15% of men with prostate cancer develop aggressive life – threatening tumours at an early age which can be prone to spreading rapidly to an incurable stage.
A high proportion of men in the high-risk group carry faulty inherited cancer genes which affect cells’ ability to repair their DNA. Survival among men with faulty DNA repair genes is half that of men with no genetic mutations.
Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy in men that can be aggressive causing premature mortality. Your individual prostate cancer risk can be very high, whether or not there is a family history of cancer. Knowing your personal cancer risk is the key to cancer prevention and longevity.
When determining genetic risk, it is possible to identify men at increased risk for prostate cancer so that they can receive timely examinations and a personal follow-up plan. By implementing precision prevention, it is possible to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer and achieve a longer life.
This test is available to purchase directly online . However, all test kits include mandatory pre and post-test support which will either be provided by London Medical Testing Doctors.
It’s never been simpler to understand your health and risk of cancer
Test results include:
The test results provide answers to the following questions: