Prostate cancer test in just 10 minutes

Toby Meredith (Media Porduction Manager, University of Portsmouth), Liz Hawes (Research Nurse, Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust), and Simon Toh (Consultant Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust)

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MEN over the age of 50 are being urged to get their prostate checked.

The PCaSO Prostate Cancer Network is holding an event to educate more men and alleviate the fears associated with checking for prostate cancer.

PCaSO is a local charity which provides help, support and information to those affected by prostate cancer, in association with the local Rotary.

It will take place in the hall of the Church of the Resurrection, Brecon Avenue, Cosham, on October 26, from 10am to 2.30pm.

Men will find out whether they may have a problem with the prostate in 10 minutes using Bioscan equipment.

It provides the means to test men anywhere, at any time and may help to reduce mortality from this type of cancer.

The test, called a PSA, uses a small blood sample taken from the thumb.

On average eight per cent of men test positive with 15 per cent recording a borderline score.

For an appointment call (023) 9225 5246.