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Please support Prostate Cancer UK at Cambridge match

2 February 2024

Club News

Please support Prostate Cancer UK at Cambridge match

2 February 2024

Shrewsbury Town will be proudly supporting Prostate Cancer UK during our match against Cambridge.

One in eight men will be diagnosed with disease in their lifetime with that figure rising to one in four for black men.

A simple PSA blood test can help detect prostate cancer - which is now the biggest cancer affecting men.

And to raise awareness of just how simple it is to get checked out, Shrewsbury Town have teamed up with Prostate Cancer UK for tomorrow's game against Cambridge.

On the day we will tell the story of our much-loved maintenance assistant Dave Cossie.

Dave's twin brother Pete received the devastating news he had incurable, stage four, prostate cancer two years ago.

That led to Dave being tested with it later being revealed he had stage two prostate cancer. By catching it early, that test has potentially saved Dave's life.

Also tomorrow, we will have bucket collectors on hand raising funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

Our players will also wear warm-up t-shirts with the Prostate Cancer UK logo.

And on March 18 at the Croud Meadow, we will be holding a PSA Testing event where men over 40 can have a blood test that can help spot prostate cancer.

The event has been organised in conjunction with the Shropshire Prostate Cancer Support Group.

Speaking on how a PSA test potentially saved his life, Dave said: "My twin brother was diagnosed with prostate cancer and because I was a twin, I was asked to get regular checks.

"I've had two or three which were normal and then my PSA blood test came back high on the next one.

"I had an MRI biopsy and they told me that I had prostate cancer. Luckily mine was caught early and that's what I'm trying to get across.

"If people go and ask for a PSA blood test it can give you an early indication that you have either an enlarged prostate or prostate cancer."

Tests cost £15 and can be booked by TAPPING HERE or by following this link: https://www.mypsatests.org.uk/Events/?s=shrewsbury

The statistics:

About 15% of all men with a ‘normal’ PSA level (under 4 ng/ml) may have prostate cancer.

Two out of three men with a raised PSA level don't have prostate cancer.

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