Herald Express Article

Herald Express Article

Below is an article that appeared in the Herald Express this week. A fuller version has just been published in the Torbay Weekly ( but as I’m away I can’t get a copy. All good publicity for TPSA and for raising awareness.

(Ian Nightingale, TPSA Chairman)

 

And here is the text from the article:

PRESTON ROTARY CLUB

Torbay Prostate Support Association, supported by the Rotary Club of Preston (Torbay) ran another of its prostate health & PSA blood test events at the Livermead House hotel.
This was the fourth such event held in the past two years, where 365 men were tested.
Out of these 16 men received red and seven amber letters encouraging them to discuss the results with their GP. Of that number three men were in their early 50s and 11 in their 60s.
Over the past two years the group has carried out 1,200 tests at these events. Next year marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of TPSA and two further events will be held in May and October.
There is no national screening programme for prostate cancer but national charities Prostate Cancer UK and Tackle Prostate Cancer are jointly lobbying for a risk-based screening. You can check your individual risk on the PCUK website. A simple PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test can help in its early detection.
TPSA was able to make this a free event due to donations a from various organisations and individuals during the year and donations on the night.
More information can be found at www.tpsa.org


Helping Raise Awareness & funds for specialist prostate cancer related equipment

Helping Raise Awareness & funds for specialist prostate cancer related equipment

Serving men of all ages and their partners, through a program of support before, during and after diagnosis.

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