Thanks all for taking interest in this topic. I would of responded earlier but I've been undergoing chemo, which knocks me out for a while.
Not only did my GP fail to perform so did my brothers'. The explained that there brother and father had PC and that I had the disease but my PSA was normal. They didn't seem to believe that it was possible to have PC and a normal PSA result. Their GP's reluctantly carried out a DRE, but then went on to recommend just a blood test each year but no DRE.
ARE OUR GP'S EIHTER EMBRASSED OR LACK KNOWLEDGE IN MENS HEALTH.
This made me so angry I emailed the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition and my local MP. Suggesting that all GP practise should have a medical practitioner experienced in Men's Health issues. I at least expect a response from my local MP, but the only response came from the Deputy Prime Minister's office. No reference was made to my suggestion but the did recommend complaining to NHS England. (I have done this)
Is ProstateUK trying to raise awareness of the disease with our GP's as well as the General Public. Quite rightly a lot of work on has been done on Women's Health so that most practices are proactive in this area. We need to do the same for Men's Health.