Charlton Athletic will be hosting a PSA testing day for men this Saturday before the Addicks’ home match against Oxford United, which is the club’s Men’s Health Awareness Day.
A PSA test is a blood test that can help diagnose prostate problems, including prostate cancer – the third most common cancer in the UK.
Early diagnosis is crucial but symptoms do not usually appear until the prostate is large enough to effect the urethra – so a PSA test can help spot problems at an early stage. There’s more information from Prostate Cancer UK on what a PSA test involves.
Testing is primarily aimed at men aged 45 and over, although younger men can also sign up.
The tests are being held between noon and 3pm, and are in exchange for a £10 donation to the Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal.
To sign up, visit bkpca.mypsatests.org.uk/Events/.
You can also donate to support the tests, which are being subsidised by the charity – Charlton’s head of first team player care, Tracey Leaburn, recently conquered her fear of heights to climb the O2 with players and manager Johnnie Jackson.
Sign up to donate at app.investmycommunity.com/campaign-page/walk-over-the-o2.
Match tickets for under-11s are just £1 for the Oxford match, which kicks off at 3pm.
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