There was a huge turnout at the PSA testing session held at The Civic Hall Nantwich last Saturday.
286 men turned up for the test which was organised by The Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group.
Amongst the 286, were men from Winsford, Alsager, Audlem and Sandbach, some having a test for the first time.
The Deputy Mayor of Nantwich, Councillor David Marren and The Mayor of Cheshire East, Cllr Arthur Moran, were both in attendance and underwent tests themselves.
Cllr Moran said, ‘The group is one of my chosen charities for my year in office, the other one being Target Ovarian Cancer’.
He paid tribute to the work done by the group and added ‘In addition to the testing, the group provide valuable information and support to those who have already been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer’.
Cllr Marren said:
“ The Prostrate is a part of the body that men are loathed to talk about and painfully shy of going to the doctor to discuss arising concerns. I take the view that I have absolutely nothing to lose by having a test and literally everything to gain. If my result comes back green I don’t need to do anything. If it comes back red, instead of sitting back complacently, as valuable time slips away I’m alerted to make a quick appointment with my GP and hopefully access treatment before it’s too late. Do the test! ”
The Support Group would like to thank Nantwich Town Council for providing the venue and for the refreshments that they offered.
If you would like more information on the groups’ activities you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.