1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime

Did you know that 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime?

Prostate cancer is not always life-threatening but when it is, the earlier you catch it the more likely it is to be cured.

At Pall Mall we detect over 90% of prostate cancers and identify 1 in 4 men who can safely avoid having a biopsy via a prostate MRI scan. 

A prostate MRI scan (also known as a multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging or Multi-Parametric MRI) is a type of scan that uses magnetic fields to create a detailed picture of the prostate and surrounding tissues. 

It is an advanced tool to help diagnose prostate cancer and enables evaluation of the anatomy, blood supply and density of tissues. There is no radiation involved in a prostate MRI scan.

An overview of a prostate MRI scan technique can be found below:

  • Using Multi-Parametric MRI scans prior to prostate biopsies can identify around one in four men who can safely avoid having a biopsy
  • Each year hundreds of thousands of men have “TRUS biopsies” to help diagnose if they have prostate cancer
  • TRUS biopsies are not very reliable in identifying clinically significant prostate cancer, missing around half of clinically important cancers; they also pick up low-risk types of cancer that may never become clinically important
  • TRUS biopsies are uncomfortable for patients, and have a number of risks, including infections, pain, blood in urine or sperm and pain while urinating
  • Using Multi-Parametric MRI scans as triage prior to TRUS biopsy can reduce the number of men who need to have biopsies, while detecting over 90% of clinically significant prostate cancers
  • Multi-Parametric MRI scans are performed at Pall Mall Medical and produce excellent results

Book in for a prostate MRI scan today for £975 by calling 0161 394 0319 or enquire online via our website.

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