It's well known that the PSA test, which gives a measurement of the Prostate Specific Antigen in the blood, does not in itself provide a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Our charity, however, strongly supports the use of PSA testing as an easy first indicator of the possible need for follow-up investigation for prostate cancer, and to that end, we are promoting another free public PSA test event.
This will be at Tewkesbury School on the evening of Wednesday 30 May, and is the latest in a series of such free tests we've promoted around the county in recent years. Previous events have been held in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Churchdown and Stroud. Once again, we're receiving generous help of volunteers from the Cheltenham branch of Lions International, and you can see our poster/advertisement here that's being widely publicised in the Tewkesbury area. PSA_Test_poster_J9_Tewkesbury_School.pdf
In supporting PSA testing, we consider it vital that every man who attends the test should have a good understanding of its pros and cons, and we'll be providing a detailed explanation to everyone, which you can also see here. PSA_test_-_what_every_man_should_know_May_2017.doc
You'll have a chance to ask questions, exchange ideas and then chat informally over a cuppa. We'll also be gearing up for our big PSA testing event at Tewkesbury School later in May.
Public PSA Test at Tewkesbury School
Click to go direct to our PSA TEST page for details and a poster you can download and share.
Once again, we're taking our gazebo to Highnam Court on 9th & 10th June. For details of the show, see https://www.gloucestershiremotorshow.co.uk/ . If you can spare a couple of hours to meet the public, please contact John Copsey on the website email.
Another great event we'll be attending is this one at Tewkesbury School on Sunday 19th August. Again, if you can spare some time, please contact John.