Prostate Screening

The Lions Club of Fleet are supporting our branch club in Aldershot at their forthcoming screening session on Thursday 2nd May at the Aldershot Centre for Health. It is for men between the ages of 45 and 70 who have not had a PSA test before. 

A few minutes could save your life - screening events!


Free Prostate cancer PSA blood tests  Aldershot Centre for Health - For Consent Form and to register, email

prostatescreening@aldershotlionsclub.org.uk

Download a consent form Icon Prostate_consent_form_2019.pdf


WHEN: Thursday 2nd May 2019
TIME: From 5:00pm until 8:00pm
WHERE: Aldershot Centre for Health, Hospital Hill, Aldershot GU11 1AY
WHO: MEN BETWEEN 45 AND 70 WHO HAVE NOT HAD A PSA TEST BEFORE


NOTE: There is FREE parking in the Health Centre's pay and display car park with one of our A5 leaflets displayed in the windscreen. A5 leaflets will be available at the Lions gazebo at the entrance to the car park. 


In addition, the No 1 bus from Aldershot Station runs every 10 minutes and stops adjacent the centre.


To avoid large queues we run the screening sessions every 15 minutes starting at 5:00pm so when registering please state a preferred time for you arrival and we will endeavour to allocate a time to suit you.


Important: You MUST preregister - email - prostatescreening@aldershotlionsclub.org.uk


Prostate cancer is one of the biggest killers of men over 45 in the UK. One man dies every hour in the UK and early treatment saves lives.


If you have suffered flu-like symptoms, diarrhoea or vomiting within 48 hours prior to your visit, we ask you not to attend this event in order to reduce the risk of transmission to others.


Whilst getting an OK result is a relief, we know the odds of beating prostate cancer with early treatment are excellent and without question our health is worth a few minutes of time any day. We would urge the men to join us in taking advantage of this valuable service.

The PSA is a blood indicator test which flags up risk and any need for further testing. 

The facts:

Why test men?

With one man every hour dying from prostate cancer and 40,000 new cases every year and no national screening available, the Lions Club of Aldershot aim to provide a FREE 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.

How?

We work with retired Consultant Urologist Mr David Baxter-Smith and a number of trained phlebotomists.

The test is not what many men fear.

After taking a simple blood sample on the day, the samples are sent to a specialist laboratory for analysis and the results conveyed to a consultant urologist who will then arrange for a letter of information of the result to be sent to every man taking part  with their own individual results. The results letter will be coded red, amber or green and  men will be advised that they should contact the doctor for any further investigations or treatment that may be appropriate. You are reminded that by definition the test is only an indicative one and we strongly advise you to follow up with your GP. Very occasionally the result could be normal even though your prostate is abnormal and you should seek advice from your GP if you have trouble passing urine.

Please complete a consent form in advance and bring along to Fleet Hospital.

Icon Prostate_consent_form_2019.pdf

We will be showing a video featuring David Baxter-Smith.

Who?

Aldershot Lions are only testing all men between 45 and 70 who have not had a PSA test previously.  We would like you to pass the word to family, friends and work colleagues. Our aim is to reach as many men in the Fleet area as we can.

What if I have had a test before?

As stated above Fleet Lions are only testing men who have not had a PSA test before. If you have had a test previously please note that many urological specialists suggest that men over 50 should ask their doctors to monitor their P.S.A. on an annual basis and if there is a significant increase then to seek the opinion of a specialist. 

What do I bring?

Please bring your completed consent form. 

Icon Prostate_Consent.pdf 

How long does the test take?

Please allow 30 minutes for registration and test although this may take a little longer at busy times. We require everyone to preregister and to be given a time slot. Please give a preferred arrival time between 5:00 and 7:45pm when registering. 

How much?

The test is free of charge and is funded by Fleet Lions Club as sponsors of the screening session.The costs of holding an evening of this type is approximately 5,000.

Any donation by you is gratefully accepted and will help fund and expand this vital work in saving lives.

You can donate either on the day or by sending a cheque made payable to: The Lions Club of Fleet and endorse the back of the cheque with 'prostate event' and send to Lion John Geering,11 Glen Road, Fleet GU51 3QS.

Aldershot and Fleet Lions Clubs

The Lions Clubs are local groups of volunteers who aim to promote the health and well-being of the local community by improving the local environment, helping individuals in times of need, supporting community groups and local 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 Aldershot or Fleet Lions' or find out more about our clubs' fundraising and social activities then email secretary@fleetlions.org.uk

Company and individual sponsorship opportunities are available and welcomed for this and other events. 

Prostate screening

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