BURTON Albion’s Pirelli Stadium has hosted more prostate cancer screenings, in association with Burton Queen’s Hospital and Burton Albion Community Trust.
The potentially life-saving tests saw more than100 men come through the screening process over two days.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer amongst men, and the familiarity of the football club as a host is a method of removing any ‘fear factors’ which may come from the screening programme itself.
Jyoti Shah, consultant urological surgeon at Queen’s Hospital, said: “We are very grateful to Burton Albion for helping us in hosting the prostate cancer screenings.
“This is the fourth year that we have held the programme here, and we are expecting over 100 men to be tested over the two days in which it is running.
“We want to reinforce the importance of men engaging with their health and awareness of prostate cancer too. Prostate cancer is the number one cancer affecting men, and one man dies every 45 minutes because of it.”
Burton Albion Chairman Ben Robinson said: “We are delighted to be able to offer the facilities at the Pirelli Stadium for the prostate cancer screenings once again.
“The club is proud to support this ground-breaking initiative which has helped raise awareness of a very important health concern for men.”
Matt Hancock, Head of Community, was also pleased that the partnership with Queen’s Hospital was continuing to be a success: “We are really happy to have had Jyoti and her team down at the Pirelli Stadium for the last two days.
“We cannot underestimate the importance of the prostate cancer screenings and also the promotion of men engaging with their health.”
Burton Albion Community Trust have launched an Active Recovery session, for those who are living with cancer and also those recovering from it.
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