This prostate cancer risk management programme (PCRMP) document helps GPs give clear and balanced information to men without symptoms of prostate disease who ask about prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing.
The PSA test is available free to any man aged 50 and over who requests it. It is available to anyone with a prostate, including trans women and non-binary people.
GPs should not proactively raise the issue of PSA testing with asymptomatic individuals. Prostate cancer is common and may not cause symptoms or shorten life.