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Turf Moor Screening Session

Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal offers vital testing

31 May 2019

The Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal (BKPCA) is holding another screening event at Turf Moor on Saturday (1 June).

Similar events across the country have tested thousands of men over the past two years and provided the necessary information for those in danger to seek necessary life saving treatment.

Previous events at Turf Moor have seen over 2,000 men undergo a simple blood test designed to detect an individual's PSA (prostate specific antigen).
Ten per cent of tests have led to warning signs and, in some cases, lifesaving treatment for prostate cancer.

The event at Turf Moor takes place in the James Hargreaves Suite from 10am - 1pm.
Screenings are aimed at men aged 50 or over - or 45 and above where there is a family history of the illness.

No appointment is needed and the subsidised cost of the test is just £5.

The BKPCA, which has recently been granted official charity status, continues to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer and the importance of testing for prostate cancer in men.

Research has shown that men are sometimes reluctant to visit a doctor, which is why the BKPCA created the screeing events where men can come down to their football club and be tested.

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