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PSA testing event taking place at the Croud Meadow tonight

18 March 2024

Club News

PSA testing event taking place at the Croud Meadow tonight

18 March 2024

Shrewsbury Town are proudly raising awareness of Prostate Cancer.

And that is why we are holding a PSA testing event at the stadium tonight from 6pm until 9pm.

The PSA Test is a blood test that can detect the early signs of prostate cancer.

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

It is taking place in the media centre in the Shrewsbury Town Foundation building.

A total of 300 places were available with all spots having now been filled.

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.

To find out more about the Shropshire Prostate Cancer Support Group click HERE.

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