About this information

NICE clinical guidelines advise the NHS on caring for people with specific conditions or diseases and the treatments they should receive. The information applies to people using the NHS in England and Wales.

This information explains the advice about prostate cancer that is set out in NICE clinical guidelineĀ 175.

All of the treatment and care that NICE recommends is in line with the NHS Constitution (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-nhs-constitution-for-england). NICE has also produced advice on improving the experience of care for adults using the NHS. For more information see 'About care in the NHS' on our website (www.nice.org.uk/nhscare).

This is an update of advice on prostate cancer that NICE produced in 2008.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if your GP has referred you or someone you care for to a specialist because of suspected or diagnosed prostate cancer.

No, if:

  • you have no symptoms and your GP has not referred you to a specialist

  • you have a cancer that started elsewhere in your body and has spread to your prostate

  • you have a rare type of prostate cancer.

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