Gentlemen – be prostate aware – Prostate testing on September 25th

Paul Milgate-Scarrott gets checked at last years prostate event

For the 4th year running, Stone Lions Club is hosting a prostate screening event and all men over the age of 50 are invited to attend the Stone House Hotel on Tuesday, September 25 between 6.00pm – 8.00pm.

Because of anticipated numbers arriving by car, there is additional parking available on Stone Business Park at Lindum House, 2 Diamond Way, Stone. ST15 0SD.  A short walk from the car park will take you to the front door of the hotel.

Recent statistics confirm that the number of deaths following prostate cancer now exceeds the number of deaths from breast cancer. However, there is currently no national programme to screen men for this condition, the number of men dying from this disease is increasing and it is more important than ever to take action. Prostate cancer frequently presents no symptoms but a raised PSA level in the blood, which can be identified by a simple blood test, can indicate where further investigation is needed.

Blood tests will take place at the prostate screening event between 6pm and 8pm and will be undertaken by qualified phlebotomists.

The event is supported by both Mansion House and Cumberland House medical practices.

Stone Lions would like to stress that this service is entirely confidential and any correspondence following the blood tests is between the laboratory and the individual tested. Lions do not retain any details concerning those attending and receive no information regarding the results of individual tests.

Every year an increased number of men take advantage of this Stone Lions Service Project, with 274 attending last year. If everyone arrives at 6pm, queues for car parking and testing are inevitable but experience has shown that there is very little waiting time experienced by those able to arrive between 7pm and 8pm.

Stone Lions Club is very grateful to those organisations and individuals who sponsor this even­t but it is still a very ambitious project to undertake, with each test costing approximately £15 to process.

Donations from those attending on the night are requested to ensure Lions’ programme of prostate cancer screening in Stone can continue in future years.

If you would like to receive a Registration Form in advance by email, please contact either Lion Glyn Ravenscroft (gravenscroft @outlook.com) or Lion Mike Ward (mikeward8@btinternet.com).