Help beat prostate cancer: Redditch Lions hold testing day for men over 50 - The Redditch Standard

Help beat prostate cancer: Redditch Lions hold testing day for men over 50

DON’T put your head in the sand – get tested for prostate cancer!

That’s the message to men in the Redditch area from the local Lions club.

And this Saturday, October 5, they’re holding a special PSA testing day – absolutely free of charge – at Redditch Town Hall for men aged over 50.

There is no need to book.




The PSA test is a blood test that can help diagnose prostate problems, including prostate cancer.

A raised PSA level may suggest a problem with your prostate, but not necessarily cancer.


A consultant urologist will be available to answer any questions visitors may have.

On average one in eight men will develop prostate cancer with the ratio even higher – up to one in four – for black men, although researchers at Prostate Cancer UK say they still don’t know why that is, although it could be down to genetics.

Age also is a factor, with prostate cancer mainly seen in men aged 65 to 69 although the simple PSA test can possibly detect the signs at an earlier age.

A family history of prostate cancer can also be a factor.

The event at the Town Hall runs from 10am to 2pm and is organised by Redditch Lions Club and funded by West Midlands Angling Clubs, Associations and Fisheries.

For more information visit www.redditchlions.org.uk

For more on prostate cancer, visit https://prostatecanceruk.org/

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