Somerset Prostate Support Association
Somerset Prostate Support Association (SPSA) was established in 2003 and provides a much-needed source of help and support for Somerset men diagnosed with prostate problems (including prostate cancer), and their families.
Today the SPSA’s primary activities include presentations to raise awareness of prostate cancer and a programme of free discrete Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood testing events throughout Somerset. The emphasis is on identifying raised PSA levels as soon as possible, and the importance of early detection of prostate problems.
It is important for men to be aware of symptoms associated with prostate cancer and understand that they may have prostate cancer but remain asymptomatic (ie no obvious symptoms) hence the PSA blood test. Early detection is vital for early intervention, leading to a positive outcome. PSA tests identify that there is a prostate problem, not that cancer is present. The identified problem needs further investigation to establish the presence of cancer and provide appropriate treatment interventions.
SPSA is a registered charity that is run entirely by volunteers, many with personal experience of prostate cancer and the effect it has on their lives and that of their families.
To find out more or to make a donation, please visit our website.