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Cancer screening involves testing apparently healthy people for signs of the disease. It can often find cancers at an early stage, or even prevent them, saving lives in the process.
There is no screening programme for prostate cancer because the PSA test is not reliable enough, but men over 50 can ask their doctor about it.
Screening saves lives. However, no test is 100% accurate. There’s still the chance that cancers can be missed and there are other risks too.
Whether you choose to attend screening or not is up to you. Don't ignore your invite. You should read what's inside and make your decision. To find out more about the benefits and risks of screening visit NHS Inform.