Free blood test to check for prostate cancer at Spire parkway on April 1 - The Solihull Observer

Free blood test to check for prostate cancer at Spire parkway on April 1

Solihull Editorial 21st Mar, 2017   0

SPIRE Parkway hospital is offering men of 45 and over a free blood test that can check for signs of prostate cancer.

The PSA tests will be carried out at the hospital’s Specialist Care Centre on Damson Parkway between 8.30am and 12.30pm on Saturday, April 1.

The tests, which will be overseen by Consultant Urologist Mr Ramasamy Jaganathan, take just a few minutes to carry out and participants will get their results within three weeks.

Elisa Follen, Services Manager at the Spire Centre said: “March has been Prostate Cancer Awareness Month so we are hoping the topic has been well discussed and men are now willing to ‘take the test’.

“It is quick, simple and virtually painless – all they have to do is call at the centre between 8.30 and 12.30 and we’ll do the rest. There is no need to book an appointment.”

Prostate Cancer Facts:

* Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men.

* Over 46,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year – that’s more than 120 men every day.

* Every hour one man dies from prostate cancer – that’s more than 10,500 men every year.

* 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime.

* Over 330,000 men are living with and after prostate cancer.

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