Level 1, Compass Building, The Marina
Half Moon Bay
Phone: 09 534 5414
Fax: 09 534 6858
PO Box 54111, The Marina, Auckland, 2144
Send us a message using the form below. Please reserve the use of email for simple requests or inquiries. We regret we are unable to provide medical advice or opinion through the email service. We ask that requests for repeat prescriptions be made by telephone rather than email - one of our nurses will be happy to take your call. Similarly, please phone reception if you wish to make an appointment, rather than using the email service.
We are delighted to have a variety of other healthcare providers within the Compass Building. Together we are developing an increasing range of services.
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Prostate screening is not as straightforward as you imagine
Read this article and discuss the plan for prostate screening that is right for you with the Marina Medical team.
The routine screening of men who have no symptoms remains controversial.
Below is an option grid which is designed to assist you and your doctor to decide whether screening with PSA blood test is the right thing for you.
What we know for sure is that if you are having any of the following you must see your doctor:
If you have some one in your family who has had prostate cancer then your doctor is likely to suggest starting screening once you are over the age of 40.
If you start doing regular PSA tests then this would usually be done between the ages of 50-70.
Your doctor would look at the PSA level but also at the rate of increase of PSA over time to assist in detecting signs of prostate cancer.
For more information on Prostate Cancer screening go to http://www.healthnavigator.org.nz/health-a-z/p/prostate-screening/ and Prostate Cancer Foundation