KIMS Hospital: A prostate assessment could save your life

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Prostate problems are very common. One in three men over 50 will suffer with problems associated with their prostate* and in the UK, about one in eight men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime.*

The risk of developing prostate problems increases as men get older.


For example, prostate cancer mainly affects men over 65 but men over the age of 50 are also at risk. Early prostate cancer usually does not cause any symptoms and this is why men over 50 are encouraged to seek prostate assessment even if they’re not experiencing symptoms.

Symptoms of prostate cancer and benign prostate issues can include:
- Needing to urinate more frequently
- Needing to rush to the toilet
- Hesitancy in starting to urinate
- Straining or taking a long time to urinate
- Weak flow
- Blood in urine or blood in semen


Consultant Urologist, Mr Tom Smith, explains the symptoms you should be looking out for and what you can expect from a prostate assessment.

Early diagnosis and treatment are very important to increase chances of cure and better outcomes. If you’re experiencing symptoms or have any concerns, please talk to your GP or a Urologist.

KIMS Hospital offer Urology and Men’s health services at both the hospital and Sevenoaks Medical Centre.


Prostate problems (2021) NHS. Available at:,risk%20of%20developing%20prostate%20cancer. (Accessed: 09 November 2023).

About prostate cancer (2022) Prostate Cancer UK. Available at: (Accessed: 09 November 2023).

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