Almost 500 men attended a PSA blood testing event in Nantwich – a record turn out.

The Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group hosted their annual PSA blood testing event at Nantwich Civic Hall.

And 494 men attended to have blood samples taken to help detect any problems with their prostate gland.

The blood test is a private test undertaken by the Support Group in conjunction with the Graham Fulford Charitable Trust in Warwick.

Any men with elevated PSA levels will be advised to contact their GP to discuss the results and ask whether further investigation is advisable.

Many of the blood samples taken were from men who attend for regular screening and who are being encouraged to keep an eye on their own prostate health.

Of the men attending for the first time, many indicated that there was family history of prostate problems with their fathers or uncles, and that was what was encouraging them to have their own PSA level checked.

Volunteers from the Group worked alongside the phlebotomists and were all kept extremely busy for the whole of the 3 ½ hour session.

The Support Group would like to express their thanks once again to Nantwich Town Council for their continued help in arranging and hosting this event.

(Pic – Left to right: Leighton Hospital Prostate Support Group Member Kevin Hammersley and Chairman David Laundon; Deputy Mayor Cllr Arthur Moran and Nantwich Town Council’s Facilities Manager David Thomas)

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