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The prostate is a small gland, about the size of a walnut, and is situated just below the male bladder. It produces fluid which binds with semen aiding in the motility of sperm.
This evening is open to people from Donegal to Clare and to the midlands. Rachael Dalton is a clinical nurse specialist in prostate cancer survivorship who provides care, advice, support, and education for patients with prostate cancer.
Saolta University Health Care Group in conjunction with the Irish Cancer Society, is holding a prostate cancer information evening in Galway on Thursday November 12. It is open to people from Donegal right down to Clare and throughout the Midlands.
An information evening on prostate cancer will be held in Menlo Park Hotel on Thursday November 12.
More than six hundred patients being followed up by Mayo General Hospital in relation to prostate test
Mayo General Hospital, which has dispatched a letter to all doctors who requested the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test between July 6, 2012 and June 25, 2013 advising them about the international field safety notice.
The statement continued: “It is important to note that this testing is a first step to diagnosis. The National Prostate Cancer GP referral guidelines state that patients with an abnormal PSA result should have a repeat PSA at six weeks. A clinical prostate assessment to include a digital rectal examination and the second PSA test is therefore undertaken prior to biopsy in order to confirm the diagnosis and initiate treatment if required.”
Patients who had tests carried out at Mayo General Hospital to determine whether they had prostate cancer or not may have received inaccurate results, it has been revealed.
Prostate cancer figures remain steady in Westmeath at an average of 42 per year. 2009 saw the numbers diagnosed in Westmeath county at 43, still too high with many leaving diagnosis too late. At the launch of the free Astellas Pharma Living with Prostate Cancer information pack the message for men was clear – to avoid late diagnosis visit your GP.
Prostate cancer figures remain steady in Kilkenny at an average of 49 cases per year.
Castlebar based Dr Ann Shortt has worked as a doctor in emergency medicine and general practice for 10 years but a rotation in London opened her eyes to the benefits of health screening and early detection in order to prevent strokes, heart attacks, and cancer deaths from happening in the first instance. She works both as a GP in Brooklands Medical Centre, Castlebar and in Emergency Medicine in Galway.