Prostate Cancer check at home
Based on the success of our previous Prostate Cancer Awareness days, Fleet Lions are working with the Graham Fulford Trust to offer men a simple finger prick test that can be done at home.
How much does it cost?
The total cost is £22.99 to include delivery, return postage etc however if you are aged 45 to 70 and live in the GU51, GU52 or GU12 postal areas, by using the Discount Code of FLC50, Fleet Lions Club are subsidising each test by 50% therefore the cost to you will be £11.50.
How does the home test work?
Home testing kits are sent to your home address, you take a blood sample following the simple instructions provided, then return it to the laboratory for processing. Please see video below.
How to order your home test kit
STAGE ONE – YOU MUST REGISTER ON TO THE SITE
Go to www.mypsatests.org.uk and register on the site.
Provide your name and a password of your choice – this password is case sensitive (something that can easily be remembered).
Once you have registered, you will receive an email. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU OPEN THIS EMAIL AND CLICK ON THE GREEN VERIFICATION EMAIL.
Doing this will confirm your account. If you do not do this, you will not be able to order your Home Testing Kit.
STAGE TWO – HOW TO ORDER YOUR HOME TESTING KIT
Having registered and verified your account, when ready to order a home testing kit return to the Fleet Lions website or go to www.mypsatests.org.uk/charities and look for Fleet Lions Club charity button.
Ensure that you Log in using your email and password then click on: Home Test Kit - Sponsored by Fleet Lions
Then put in the discount code:- FLC50
Click on the plus button and you will be taken through to the contact details page.
Once you have clicked through you will be taken through to a medical questions page and the consent page. Once you have completed these questions, you will be put through to the payment platform.
YOU DO NOT NEED A PAYPAL ACCOUNT. Under the payment button for PayPal, you will see in small letters ‘pay by debit or credit card’. Click on this link and you will be able to pay by credit or debit card.
NOTE:- If you have your computer screen on large print, please reset your screen by pressing ‘control and the figure zero’ together. This will allow you to see the continue buttons on the screen.
Who should take the test?
Men between the ages of 45 and 70.
Why test men?
With one man every hour dying from prostate cancer and 40,000 new cases every year and no national screening available, we aim to provide a PSA blood test to as many men between 45 and 70 as possible. It's well proven that early detection and treatment may vastly increase your chances of survival.
For your information there are two prostate cancer support groups near Fleet
Reading Prostate Cancer Support Group
The group also operates a telephone and email helpline system, which would be particularly suitable for anyone concerned about a new PSA test result who wants to have a chat with someone who knows about prostate cancer.
North Hampshire Prostate Cancer Support
Fleet Lions Club
We are a local group of volunteers who aim to promote the health and well-being of our community by improving the environment, helping individuals in times of need, supporting community groups and charities. Every penny raised goes into our community projects. Our aim is to serve people and make a difference. Lions Clubs are also members of an international network of men and women with more than 1.4 million members who all work together to answer the needs that challenge communities across the world.
If you would like to nominate a local cause, offer your assistance as a 'Friend of Fleet Lions' or find out more about our clubs' fundraising and social activities then contact us via our Contact Us page.
Company and individual sponsorship opportunities are available and welcomed for this and other events.
"At the end of last week I was visited by a neighbour who wished to thank Fleet Lions for their Prostate Cancer Screening Programme.
The test results suggested elevated PSA readings with a recommendation to discuss with his GP, which he did. The outcome was to be monitored and retested in 3 months. At this point the PSA readings had become higher and he was referred immediately to a Consultant. He is now undergoing radiotherapy with a good prognosis.
Given this experience and being the middle male of three in his family, he encouraged both brothers to be tested too. A quite different outcome! His older brother showed completely normal results – but his younger brother's reading was off the scale, resulting in an immediate referral and removal of the prostate. He is recovering, but again prognosis is hopeful of complete recovery.
I was asked to pass grateful thanks to the Lions Clubs who are involved in the testing programme. Clearly testament to a job well done and THANK YOU LIONS!
Recent information in the national press suggests that the introduction of a national screening programme is on the horizon, but I am sure Lions Clubs in the meantime will continue to provide this valuable service."
Lion Brian Proctor
www.mypsatests.org.uk/charities and look for Fleet Lions Club charity button