Want the chance to nip prostate cancer in the bud? Then you couldn’t do any better than attend for a free check at the ‘clinic’ hosted by Parley Rotary. It’s being staged in association with the Prostate Cancer Support Organisation (PCaSO) at the Parley Country Club at 275 Christchurch Road between 6 and 9pm on Thursday 17 March.
Blood checks are by appointment only. Men from Parley and surrounding areas are invited to book by ringing either Jim (01202 580436) or Allan (01202 691710).
Parley Rotary club member Paul Reade (56) counts himself lucky that he attended the ‘clinic’ run last year. Not only was he diagnosed early, he’s already had treatment. So, instead of allowing cancer to get a grip, he now has a six monthly blood check to confirm that he remains clear.
As Paul will tell you, the check is a simple pin prick on the finger, an on-the-spot analysis of the resulting blood droplet and confidential feedback, all within 15mins. “My check came up amber, I was advised to visit my GP for a full test… and the rest is history,” he says.
Voluntary donations of up to £10 will be accepted to help recover ’medical’ costs.