Your fast-track appointment for possible prostate cancer

This page is for people who’ve been given an information sheet called ‘Your fast-track appointment for possible prostate cancer’ by their GP. If you’ve reached this page by mistake, our main information about prostate cancer and other prostate problems will probably be more suitable.

Getting information

Being referred to hospital for possible prostate cancer can be a worrying time. You and your loved ones may have lots of questions.

Our website has information about the tests you may have at the hospital, as well as what the results might mean. If tests show you do have prostate cancer, there’s also information about the monitoring and treatment options that might be suitable, as well as ways to manage any symptoms or side effects you might have. And there’s specific information for partners and family members.

Getting support

There is lots of support available for you and your loved ones, both before and after your hospital appointment.

If you’re diagnosed with prostate cancer, you should be given the name and telephone number of a specialist nurse to contact if you have any questions. You can also speak to our Specialist Nurses about your test results or treatment options, or if you have any worries or concerns.

There are lots of other ways to get support, including:

  • our online community – a place to ask questions or share experiences
  • one-to-one support – a chance to speak to someone who’s been there and understands what you’re going through
  • support groups – local and online groups where you can ask questions and share worries or experiences
  • counselling – your hospital may have a counsellor or psychologist who specialises in helping people with cancer, or you could refer yourself for counselling on the NHS
  • spiritual support – you could get spiritual support from your friends, family, religious leader or faith group.

Read more about getting support.

Any feedback?

We created the ‘Your fast-track appointment for possible prostate cancer’ information sheet together with people with prostate cancer, other members of the public and health professionals. We want this new information sheet to be as helpful as possible for people like you in the future and would love to know what you think of it. Please take a couple of minutes to tell us your thoughts.

You can also email the team who developed the information if you have any extra feedback.

Reviewed: October 2020