If you notice any of the changes we’ve talked about here or you’re worried about your risk of prostate cancer, visit your GP.
You can also call our Specialist Nurses, in confidence, on 0800 074 8383. They can help with any questions about prostate problems, even if you haven't yet spoken to your GP.
Urinary problems will often be caused by something else rather than cancer and there are treatments that can help.
What if I'm not registered with a GP?
You can find a GP near you on the following websites:
You can also ask family or friends who live near you for details of their GP. Or call NHS 111 to get non-emergency medical help.
What if I don't have time to see a GP?
It’s important to make time to see a GP if you’re worried about your health. Some GP surgeries are open in the evenings or weekends, so you should be able to see a GP or nurse at a time that is right for you. You can also ask for a phone appointment at some GP surgeries. There might also be an NHS walk-in centre nearby. Use the websites listed above to find one in your area. Or you can call NHS 111 if you need medical help but it isn’t an emergency.
What if I'm worried about going to the GP?
It is natural to feel worried or embarrassed about having tests and check-ups. But don’t let that stop you going to your GP. Remember, the tests give your GP the best idea about whether you have a problem that needs treating. You can ask to see a male doctor or a female doctor when you make the appointment. Or take someone with you. You can also talk things through with our Specialist Nurses.
If you’re not sure about what to say to your GP, print and fill out this form and show it to them. This will help you have the conversation.