Friends of Prostate Sufferers offers tests at Chorleywood War Memorial Hall

A Chorleywood charity campaigning to raise awareness about prostate cancer hosted an evening event on Monday at which 80 men were tested.

The event at Chorleywood War Memorial Hall saw seven bioscanners set up to do PSA tests which are less definitive than blood tests but can deliver results in 15 minutes.

Each of the men who underwent the test were provided with a result while they waited and Consultant Urologists Mr Julian Shah and Mr Alvan Pope advised those men whose results were on the high side.

This is the second such event organised this year by Friends of Prostate Sufferers (FOPS).

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12:38pm Wed 31 Oct 12

Toshhorn says...

DO WE REALLY NEED TO KNOW???
DO WE REALLY NEED TO KNOW??? Toshhorn
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1:30pm Wed 31 Oct 12

croxley46 says...

Yes, Toshhorn, we DO need to know. I attended this meeting, it was very worthwhile. Breast and Cervical cancers are the biggest killers in women and Prostate cancer is the biggest for men but the funding is much less. I don't know your age but let me re-assure you they weren't all fuddy-duddies in their 70's and 80's there; there were a lot in their 40's, 50's and 60's. It's never too early to educate one's self about the risks of getting any form of cancer.
For info. my PSA reading came out as "Amber" with a reading of 4.2 which is borderline between Green and Amber (the worst is Red) for someone in their 60's. I have also had similar results from blood tests at my G.P.'s surgery so was re-assured by one of the Urologists mentioned in the article that everthing was fine but to have another blood test in 6 months time to check there was no
significant change.
Yes, Toshhorn, we DO need to know. I attended this meeting, it was very worthwhile. Breast and Cervical cancers are the biggest killers in women and Prostate cancer is the biggest for men but the funding is much less. I don't know your age but let me re-assure you they weren't all fuddy-duddies in their 70's and 80's there; there were a lot in their 40's, 50's and 60's. It's never too early to educate one's self about the risks of getting any form of cancer. For info. my PSA reading came out as "Amber" with a reading of 4.2 which is borderline between Green and Amber (the worst is Red) for someone in their 60's. I have also had similar results from blood tests at my G.P.'s surgery so was re-assured by one of the Urologists mentioned in the article that everthing was fine but to have another blood test in 6 months time to check there was no significant change. croxley46
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12:15am Thu 1 Nov 12

linney says...

Yes Toshhorn - anything that brings signs / symptoms to front of worried mens' minds must be a positive - what a pointless faceless uneducated comment. ! I would say as a non medical person (working with middle/to elderly aged men) if you are a man who has experienced changes and / or difficulty in passing wee ie, takes a long long time, doing so, or you are going to loo more often than usual, just go get checked out. Or anything that is abnormal TO YOU. It does not mean you have cancer, but you may be at risk. Just remember, NHS is great they can help you and monitor you. Oh and women, check your boobs, visual and touch, again often it is most likley not cancer, but pop along to GP and get it checked out. I seriously hope I have touched a nerve
with one person here. Just dont worry, the not knowing is the worst part, if you are worried just see your GP. xx
Yes Toshhorn - anything that brings signs / symptoms to front of worried mens' minds must be a positive - what a pointless faceless uneducated comment. ! I would say as a non medical person (working with middle/to elderly aged men) if you are a man who has experienced changes and / or difficulty in passing wee ie, takes a long long time, doing so, or you are going to loo more often than usual, just go get checked out. Or anything that is abnormal TO YOU. It does not mean you have cancer, but you may be at risk. Just remember, NHS is great they can help you and monitor you. Oh and women, check your boobs, visual and touch, again often it is most likley not cancer, but pop along to GP and get it checked out. I seriously hope I have touched a nerve with one person here. Just dont worry, the not knowing is the worst part, if you are worried just see your GP. xx linney
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12:15am Thu 1 Nov 12

linney says...

Yes Toshhorn - anything that brings signs / symptoms to front of worried mens' minds must be a positive - what a pointless faceless uneducated comment. ! I would say as a non medical person (working with middle/to elderly aged men) if you are a man who has experienced changes and / or difficulty in passing wee ie, takes a long long time, doing so, or you are going to loo more often than usual, just go get checked out. Or anything that is abnormal TO YOU. It does not mean you have cancer, but you may be at risk. Just remember, NHS is great they can help you and monitor you. Oh and women, check your boobs, visual and touch, again often it is most likley not cancer, but pop along to GP and get it checked out. I seriously hope I have touched a nerve
with one person here. Just dont worry, the not knowing is the worst part, if you are worried just see your GP. xx
Yes Toshhorn - anything that brings signs / symptoms to front of worried mens' minds must be a positive - what a pointless faceless uneducated comment. ! I would say as a non medical person (working with middle/to elderly aged men) if you are a man who has experienced changes and / or difficulty in passing wee ie, takes a long long time, doing so, or you are going to loo more often than usual, just go get checked out. Or anything that is abnormal TO YOU. It does not mean you have cancer, but you may be at risk. Just remember, NHS is great they can help you and monitor you. Oh and women, check your boobs, visual and touch, again often it is most likley not cancer, but pop along to GP and get it checked out. I seriously hope I have touched a nerve with one person here. Just dont worry, the not knowing is the worst part, if you are worried just see your GP. xx linney
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12:16am Thu 1 Nov 12

linney says...

oops sorry posted twice bizzarely - or not!
oops sorry posted twice bizzarely - or not! linney
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