Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Men are saved by cancer check-up

A PROSTATE cancer awareness evening could have saved the lives of seven men.

Henley Lions Club held the event at Henley Rugby Club, where 95 men were tested for the disease.

Of those tested, 85 came back all clear, while five had an “amber” warning and five had a “red” warning, which means they probably have the disease and should see their doctor immediately.

Club president Mel Williams, who is 72 and a prostate cancer survivor, said: “This is the usual 10 per cent of abnormals that we normally see, although I have also sent two men with ‘needle-phobia’ the necessary kits to do self-testing.

“I thought it was an excellent and well-organised event in a very good venue and with plenty of enthusiastic Lions who have helped to save about six or seven men from dying from prostate cancer.”

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