Burnley FC is to host another prostate cancer blood testing event, a year after a similar event that helped to save two lives.
Last year, Burnley became the first Premier League club to host such an event, which saw 273 men undertake the simple prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test.
As a result, 29 men were advised to see their GPs and two found to be extremely serious, ultimately leading to life-saving treatment.
This year’s screening programme will take place in the James Hargreaves Stand, between 10am and 1pm on Saturday, 13th February.
The club is subsidising the £40 private treatment cost of the blood testing day, which will cost £5 to anyone who turns up on the day.
Prostate Cancer is the most common form of male cancer, affecting one in eight men. The test is recommended for men over the age of 50, or over 45 if there is a history of cancer in the family.
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