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Prostate cancer screening

Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation have teamed up with The Graham Fulford Charitable Trust and The Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal to offer prostate screening at Molineux to males over 40-years-old.

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in males in the UK (Cancer Research UK).  Unfortunately, 40 per cent of prostate cancer cases are diagnosed at a late stage which can negatively impact survival rates. In the UK, every 45 minutes one man dies from prostate cancer due to a lack of effective screening and awareness.

The prostate screening measures PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels in the blood via a blood test. PSA levels can vary depending on the age and health of your prostate. A raised PSA level may show you have a problem with your prostate, however this doesn’t necessarily mean cancer. Monitoring PSA levels may not prevent prostate cancer, but it can help detect the illness at an earlier stage and before it’s too late.

The testing will involve a simple blood test, which will take minutes, with the results posted and/or emailed out within 7-10 days after the event.

The Graham Fulford Charitable Trust was formed in 2004 by Graham Fulford following the late diagnosis and subsequent early deaths from Prostate Cancer of a very close friend and a relative. Since that time the Charity working with other interested groups all over the country have helped carry out over 100,000 PSA tests and have helped identify nearly 1,500 Prostate Cancers to date. More information can be found at https://psatests.org.uk/.

The Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal was launched in 2016 by Burnley FC vice-Chairman Barry Kilby, who was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer himself with a PSA level of 80. Since then, the appeal has subsidised over 2,900 PSA tests. BKPCA aims to fund these tests at football and other sports grounds around the country to help men survive longer. More information can be found at www.facebook.com/bkpca.

So, spread the word to family and friends to attend the screening event on Saturday 13th October, 10am – 1pm at Molineux Stadium. No booking required, just turn up.

For more information on prostate cancer visit the Prostate Cancer UK website at https://www.prostatecanceruk.org/.

For more information regarding the screening event contact Rachel on 01902 687038 or rachelsmith@wolves.co.uk.