A roadshow discussing the importance of prostate cancer is coming to Chorleywood in April to urge men to get their prostates checked.
The Friends of Prostate Sufferers (FOPS) are organising the prostate roadshow, which will be taking place on Monday, April 16 at the Junction in Chorleywood.
Free PSA tests will be available on site, as will prostate cancer discussions and talks informing men about the ‘troubles down below’ and ‘the perils of the prostate’.
There will also be ‘something for the ladies’ organised by Ms Victoria Muir, as well as teas and coffees and a musical interlude.
Chairman of the FOPS, Bob Arthy said: It’s terribly important to check out your prostate after you hit 50. Too many men don’t bother and end up with metastatic prostate cancer and a much shortened life.
“Ten years ago 10,000 men died each year and now it’s over 13,000 per annum. We urge men over 50 to come to our roadshow and get themselves checked and to do something useful before it’s too late.”
Prostate cancer affects an estimated one in every eight men in the United Kingdom, but for black males, that figure is as low as one in every four.
The disease predominantly affects men over the age of 50 and the average age of diagnosis is between 64 and 69 years of age.
Those whose family members have previously been diagnosed with either prostate cancer or breast cancer are two and a half times more likely to get prostate cancer than someone whose family has no history.