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Men over 40 urged to attend prostate screening event

Catherine Thompson 11th May, 2017 Updated: 13th May, 2017

MEN over 40 are urged to attend a prostate screening event at Stratford Leisure Centre next week.

Coun Chris Mills, who was recently successfully treated for prostate cancer, requested the free screenings which take place on Saturday May 27, from 10am until 1pm.

The event aims to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of the cancer and will offer free screening and blood tests to men age 40 and over or to those with a family history. No appointment is necessary. Figures show one in eight men display signs of prostate cancer but if caught early it can often be treated.

Coun Mills said: “Prostate cancer is curable, but it can also be an invisible killer. So I would urge others to be tested for prostate cancer at the screening event at Stratford Leisure Centre. Following my diagnosis and subsequent treatment I am thankful that the District Council has agreed to help fund and support this screening event.”

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