PROSTATE SCREENING

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                                          Did you know that one in eight men will get prostate cancer?  Well, it can be cured if caught early enough.

 SO DONT PUT YOUR HEAD IN THE SAND GET TESTED!

Whilst the test is not absolutely definitive it can provide an early warning of prostate cancer that is still at a curable stage but without displaying any symptoms..

Saturday 14th April saw us hold our first ever Prostate Awareness event. Blood tests were taken on 280 men to check their PSA (prostate specific antigen) and information on the disease was given by Mr David Baxter-Smith a retired consultant urologist and Mr Jim Burton who had experienced Prostate Cancer. Solihull Prostate Support were also present on behalf of Prostate UK. Unfortunately about 70 men had to be turned away as the event ran out of time and we apologise to those affected.

This year's event will be held on Saturday 27th April from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm at the Shirley Methodist Church, Stratford Road, Shirley.

No appointments are necessary, just walk in, and parking is available in the shoppers car park behind the building.

This year we will have more phlebotomists and are staying open longer so we can see a lot more men.


For more information about prostate problems go to Prostate UKs website https://prostatecanceruk.org/prostate-information




Mary, Jenny & Ron             Mr Baxter-Smith, Jeremy, the Mayor & Martin           Heidi, Jackie & Colin