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Burnley fans offered chance to check for prostate cancer

Turf Moor will host its second prostate cancer blood testing event Credit: PA Images

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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The inspiration behind the film comes from members of a real support group - one of many across the country - who meet in north London to speak about their experiences.

Between them they hope to encourage more men to talk openly about a disease that one in eight of all men will be diagnosed with at some point in their lives.

ITV News correspondent Lewis Vaughan Jones went to meet them:


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Stand By Your Man Campaign Credit: ITV

Every 49 minutes in the UK, a man dies of prostate cancer. ITV is launching a campaign called "Stand by your man" to highlight the disease. A series of features will be running all week on Granada Reports and on our website about the disease.

ITV have made a short film called Father's Day which is broadcast on Father's Day next Sunday night, featuring an all-star cast, and focusing on the issue of prostate cancer.

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