Prostate ScreeningProstate cancer is the most common cancer among men. A PSA blood test carried out annually is one of the best ways of spotting a problem at the earliest possible stage.
In 2019, over 300 men attended The Lions Club of New Milton's first Prostate Screening Session at the Community Centre, however, as a result of the current Covid-19 Pandemic it has not been possible to stage such in-house testing events since then.. The Club is now pleased that it can continue helping to fight this disease, by facilitating with The Graham Fulford Trust to offer men the opportunity to carry out these tests with a simple home-testing kit.
Why should I consider having a Test
Watch this hard hitting video which explains the benefits of taking a Test
What is a Prostate Home Testing Kit?
We are working with the Graham Fulford Trust to offer men a simple finger prick test that can be done at home.
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.
How much does it cost?
The total cost is £24.99 to include delivery and return postage. Both the Graham Fulford Charitable Trust (GFCT) & the Lions Club of New Milton are non-profit making organisations that take no money from the £24.99 cost. The cost covers Royal Mail 1st Class Tracked postage for all stages of the Home-Testing kit & the laboratory processing cost.
Why is it important to take a Test?
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 over 40 as possible. It's well proven that early detection and treatment may vastly increase your chances of survival.