The test is aimed for men over 45 years of age or from 40 years of age if there is family history.
The Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja, has launched a free campaign for the early detection of
prostate cancer. This initiative consists of a free PSA analysis followed by an appointment for a
consultation with urology.
Available to men living in the Vega Baja area of Alicante (Nationals and non nationals) from 45
years of age, if there is a family history, from 40 years of age. The campaign runs until 22nd
September  if you are interested you can obtain further information by telephone: 966 92 57
70, or by email  or through the webpage .
A prior appointment is essential to avail of the free test and it is not necessary to come on an
empty stomach. The tests will be held in Torrevieja Quirónsalud Hospital and medical
centres in Quirónsalud Orihuela and Santa Pola .
The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness about the importance of prevention and early
detection for a good prognosis of this disease. The intention is to “inform and raise public
awareness about prostate cancer as then there is a low risk of suffering with it. The aim is to
inform citizens of the effective prevention for prostate cancer in men aged 45 years and over.
A common barrier to prevention of this disease is the lack of information; therefore, we want
to familiarize society that with a simple blood test prostate cancer cure is possible if detected
in time, “explains Dr. Sven Petry, head of the Urology Unit Quirónsalud Torrevieja.
90% of these cases can be cured
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the world and the first in
Europe. Each year about 25,000 new cases are detected in Spain, of which between 20% to
30% of patients diagnosed have relapsed in the disease because they have become resistant to
hormonal treatments. However, when detected early, 90% of these tumours can be cured,
said Dr. Petry.
The PSA test
PSA is a molecule known to be a marker for prostate cancer. When a tumour appears in the
prostate PSA production is uncontrolled and increases its concentration in blood. It is
considered a risk when PSA if greater than 10 ng / mL. When the PSA is between 4 and 10 ng /
mL studies are recommended to investigate why it is high, without suspecting prostate cancer.
The PSA test is also used to detect other prostate diseases such as benign prostatic hyperplasia
or prostate infection (prostatitis).
The PSA analysis test is easy to perform and non-invasive, it is a simple blood analysis. The results
should be interpreted with caution. To receive a negative test result "indicates that it is highly
unlikely that a person has prostate cancer, although the reliability is not 100%. Therefore, it is