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Prostate cancer and risk

This module looks at the risk factors for prostate cancer and issues around communicating with men who are at higher than average risk. This module will be of particular interest to those who work in areas that are likely to have patient groups at high risk, in particular areas with high black population and / or an older population.

When you have completed this module, you will:

  • Be able to recognise patients who are at an increased risk of prostate cancer and to counsel these patients appropriately

  • Be able to identify groups of men at a higher than average risk of prostate cancer

  • Be able to discuss the use of the PSA test in higher than average risk groups

  • Be able to identify potential challenges when communicating with men with a higher than average risk of prostate cancer.

We would like to thank Debbie Clayton, Freelance Health Information Specialist for authoring this content on behalf of Prostate Cancer UK.

Prostate Cancer UK would also like to thank Dr Jonathan Rees, GP with a specialist interest in urology and Dr Jaimin Patel, GP, for their guidance and expertise when peer reviewing the content of this course.

Date produced: October 2016

Date due for revision: October 2018