Cancer Awareness

There are more than 200 different types of cancer. Unfortunately 1 in 2 people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. At the Spinney Surgery, we are here to support our cancer patients and their carers.

There is currently no screening programme for prostrate cancer in the UK but there is an informed choice programme.

You can ask us for more information about this.

If you feel, after weighing up the risks and benefits, that you would like a PSA test, the blood test can be taken at the surgery.

Please click on the links below for more information:

Prostate cancer – PSA testing – NHS

Prostate information | Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Testing | Cancer Research UK

PSA testing and Prostate Cancer –

Cervical Screening (a smear test) is a test to check the health of your cervix. It is not a test for cancer but it is a test to help prevent cancer.

For More information, visit the NHS website – Cervical screening

Breast Screening (a Mammogram) is a check using X-rays to look for cancers that are too small to see or feel.

For More information, visit the NHS website – Breast screening

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) is a buldge or swelling in the aorta (the main blood vessel that runs from the heart down through the chest and tummy). Treatment for AAA depends on how big it is.

For More information, visit the NHS website – Abdominal aortic aneurysm