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

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Following on from the success of the Prostate Cancer Awareness day at Droitwich Spa fire station in May, the Worcester Prostate Awareness Group has now arranged another testing day in Malvern on 30th June, to provide FREE PSA blood tests for men aged 45+.

The event will be held at Barnard's Green Cricket Club, North End Lane, Malvern, WR14 2ET on Saturday 30th June, 9.30am to 1.00pm. This is not a walk in clinic, to arrange a test please call 07522 504 300. There will be a booked time slot system, so people are advised to ring early to get an appointment.

As was shown in Droitwich, it is important to get tested. 249 people attended the event, and 21 were referred to their GPs. Hopefully, with an early diagnosis, these men will not suffer further from the disease.

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.

Chief Fire Officer Nathan Travis said: "Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is in full support of this important initiative. It resonates strongly with our 'Saving More Lives' vision and we were pleased to be able to provide use of our buildings and resources previously to contribute to the health and wellbeing of our local communities. We strongly encourage men over 45 to take this opportunity to check their health."