Released on 11 October 2019 Archived Press Release
Last month, Stratford-on-Avon District Council funded a Prostate Screening day that took place at Kineton Village Hall.
The aim of the event was to make the local community aware of the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer and to offer free prostrate PSA screening blood tests.
96 people from the local area were tested free of charge.
Cllr Chris Mills says: "This is obviously a subject close to my heart. The District Council first helped fund a similar event in 2017, when I returned to duties after undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.
"Prostate cancer is curable, but it can also be an invisible killer. By hosting events like these, I hope it encourages men to think about their health - something we're not very good at. Whatever the result of the test - you can either be reassured or know that you may have identified a problem when there is still time to do something about it.
"Following my diagnosis and subsequent treatment I am grateful for the District Council funding this event and would also like to thank the Graham Fulford Charitable Trust for carrying out the testing on the day."
The statistics show that 1 in 8 men show positive signs of having prostate cancer but if caught and treated early, the results of treatment are extremely good.
The day was run in conjunction with Stratford District Council and The Graham Fulford Charitable Trust based in Warwick.
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