How can we help?
Our Specialist Nurses offer up-to-date, reliable and balanced
information on all aspects of prostate disease - in a 2011 survey, 98.5%
of callers surveyed said they got the information they needed.
We also provide emotional support and can signpost callers to
other organisations for additional help. Our nurses are however,
unable to diagnose a medical condition and any information provided
should not replace any medical advice given by your doctor.
We are a member
and our service has been accredited to The Helplines Standard.
This means that through independent assessment, we have
demonstrated that we are committed to quality and offer a
We aim to answer over 85% of attempted calls to our nurses.
However, there are times when the helpline can experience a high
volume of calls and callers are given the option to queue. We know
that there are more calls to the Specialist Nurses in the
morning, so you are more likely to speak with a nurse on your first
attempt if you call after 12 noon.
Many people have been calling about:
The PSA test and what is it?
The PSA is
a blood test that measures the total amount of prostate specific
antigen (PSA) in your blood. A raised PSA level may show that you
have a problem with your prostate, but not necessarily prostate
To find out more speak with one of our Specialist Nurses on 0800