PSA blood testing in Nantwich Civic Hall

Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group is to offer Nantwich men free PSA blood tests.

The group will carry out the tests at Nantwich Civic Hall on Saturday April 9.

It will open from 10am until 1pm for men to call in and have a PSA blood test, which helps early detection of prostate cancer.

No appointments needed are needed for the event.

It is being sponsored by Nantwich Town Councillor Arthur Moran, and is aimed at helping raise awareness of the most common cancer in men in the UK.

The PSA tests are carried out by trained phlebotomists.

They take a small sample of blood for analysis and testing, with results being sent out 7-10 days later.

The Prostate Cancer Support Group in South Cheshire is asking for a small donation of £10 for the test to help fund their activities.

Local group organiser Kevin Hammersley said: “The support group has grown from small beginnings.

“In 1998 two patients met to discuss their condition, treatment and concerns – and it has developed into an association of self-help and local support groups in the North of England.

“The organisation is fully managed by and for men with prostate cancer, their families and those who are interested in improving the care and support of those affected by this form of cancer.”

The group will also be inviting those men tested to assist with the training of Medical Detection Dogs to ‘sniff out’ prostate cancer and provide a urine sample.

For details about testing or the group, contact Kevin on [email protected]

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