Local MSP Neil Findlay has urged men at risk of prostate cancer to talk to their GP.
Prostate Cancer UK has highlighted the importance of detecting prostate cancer early and therefore minimising the risk of death.
The global coronavirus pandemic has resulted in fewer men visiting their GPs with prostate cancer symptoms and fewer referrals made by GPs to specialist services – there could be real risk that thousands of diagnoses are being missed.
Neil Findlay MSP has urged men at increased risk of the illness to visit their GP to discuss the pros and cons of a PSA test.
Men can understand their risk with the ‘thirty second prostate cancer risk checker’ created by Prostate Cancer UK.
Labour MSP, Neil Findlay MSP said:
“I urge all men, particularly those at higher risk of Prostate Cancer, to be aware of the symptoms of the illness and to visit their GP if they have the symptoms or if they are at increased risk – Prostate Cancer UKs tool is great for measuring risk.
“The NHS is open for those who need it – please seek medical help if you have the symptoms of prostate cancer or you are concerned about your health in any way.