Internal Reference Number: FOI_5190
Date Request Received: 28/07/2019 08:32:50
Date Request Replied To: 29/08/2019 15:36:24
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Request Summary: Prostate cancer guidelines
Request Category: Media
|Question Number 1:|
Does the NHS Trust have prostate cancer referral guidelines? If yes, please provide a copy.
|Answer To Question 1:|
Yes, the Trust have guidelines for prostate cancer referrals which follow NHS NICE guidance, you can find it here https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng131
|Question Number 2:|
According to the NHS Trust guidelines, at what PSA level should GPs refer patients for suspected prostate cancer?
Does this differ depending on any factor, such as age?
|Answer To Question 2:|
The age-specific cut-off PSA measurements recommended by the Prostate Cancer Risk Management Programme are as follows: aged 50-59 years = 3.0 ng/ml; aged 60-69 years = 4.0 ng/ml; aged 70 years and older = 5.0 ng/ml. (Note that there are no age-specific reference ranges for men aged over 80 years)
|Question Number 3:|
Are repeated PSA tests required before a referral?
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|Question Number 4:|
When were the NHS Trust prostate cancer referral guidelines last updated?
|Answer To Question 4:|
Currently being reviewed as part of a work stream led by our Cancer Alliance which is reviewing guidelines so that all Trusts follow the same guidance
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