A mobile prostate cancer testing unit is currently located at Stamford Bridge and is open to everyone.
The unit, known as the ‘Man Van’, offers free health checks in a private and relaxed environment, including PSA tests – a blood test which helps to detect prostate cancer – where appropriate.
Appointments can be booked here.
According to Prostate Cancer UK, about 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
The causes remain unknown, but there are three main prostate cancer risk factors:
- getting older – it mainly affects men aged 50 or over
- having a family history of prostate cancer
- being Black.
GPs can talk to you about your risk, and about the tests that are used to diagnose prostate cancer. You can also get in touch with Specialist Nurses, who can help you understand your risk of prostate cancer.
The unit is located close to Stamford Gate and is open until Sunday, July 28th.