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Shrewsbury Town hold successful PSA testing event

19 March 2024

Club News

Shrewsbury Town hold successful PSA testing event

19 March 2024

Shrewsbury Town held a successful PSA testing event - as we continue to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer.

An incredible 295 men all undertook a PSA blood test at the Croud Meadow on Monday - with that test potentially able to detect the early signs of prostate cancer.

The event was organised in conjunction with the Shropshire Prostate Cancer Support Group who subsidised the cost of each test by 50%.

Telford Lions also kindly supported the evening.

Shrewsbury Town would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made the event such a success, including the phlebotomists and academy and foundation staff who gave up their time.

Another big thank you must go to academy scholars Karsten Cairns, Joe Morris and Cam Morris who also helped out on the night.

Bucket collections during the evening raised over £300 for the Shropshire Prostate Cancer Support Group. to find out more about the group click HERE.

Following the recent news that Salop staff member Dave Cossie had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, we as a club want to show how committed we are to doing what we can to encourage more men to take this potentially life-saving test.

Speaking on how a PSA test 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."

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.

One out of three men with a raised PSA level will have cancer.

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