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Free P.S.A blood test for men aged 45+

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Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is hosting Worcestershire Prostate Awareness Group this Saturday (19th May) to provide FREE PSA blood tests for men aged 45+. The FREE PSA testing will take place at Droitwich Fire Station, Friar Street from 9:30am – 1:00pm, to arrange a test please phone 07522 504 300.

Prostate cancer is now the most common cancer to affect men in the United Kingdom. 48,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, which is the equivalent to 25 new cases each day! Prostate cancer, like most other forms of cancer, if diagnosed early and treated can be cured.

At the earliest stage there are no symptoms, and by the time the symptoms arise the disease can be incurable. At present the only indicator of an early curable prostate cancer is the PSA blood test.

Dr. David Baxtersmith, a retired Urological Surgeon works with charities nationwide to increase prostate awareness and to offer FREE PSA blood tests. This is not a walk in clinic, to arrange a test please call 07522 504 300.

Chief Fire Officer Nathan Travis said: "Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is keen to support this important initiative, not only because it is the right thing to do, but also because it resonates strongly with our 'Saving More Lives' vision of using our buildings and resources to positively contribute to the wider health and wellbeing of our local communities."