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Free prostate cancer testing event hailed as a success

Free prostate cancer testing event hailed as a success

Francis Batt

Free prostate cancer testing event hailed as a success

More than 250 'at risk' men gave blood samples last week - making Windsor Lions' free prostate cancer testing event an amazing success.

Lion Diane Purchase, who organised the event, said: "It was a step into the unknown for us, being the first time Windsor Lions have run anything like this.

"Odds are that we have saved some lives – statistics show that about five per cent of those tested will show positive results for previously undetected cancer."

The event was held at Combermere Barracks in St Leonard's Road, Windsor on Tuesday, June 3. On offer was a free blood test under the supervision of consultant urological surgeon David Baxter-Smith.  

The samples have been sent to Wexham Park Hospital in Slough for testing and the results will be shipped to Mr Baxter-Smith who will analyse them and contact all those who attended with their results. 

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