All brethren, especially those aged 50 and above are urged to attend for Prostate screening on a regular basis as it is a sad fact that 1 in 8 Cheshire Freemasons will develop symptoms related to the prostate gland that will need some form of intervention – and early diagnosis is key to the chances of successful treatment.
The next session in Area 3 is at Sandbach Masonic Hall at The Commons, Sandbach, CW11 1FJ (next to the Library) on Saturday morning 2nd March 2019. There is no charge for the taking of the PSA blood sample and subsequent test but most attendees wish to make a donation to the team from Leighton Hospital who attends to undertake the sessions. Brethren could also take the opportunity to bring along any other men who would benefit from testing whether they are family members, friends or neighbours as ALL ARE WELCOME.
The whole process takes around 15 minutes to complete with most of that time being used to write out the necessary paperwork. A cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit is part of the process! The blood sample taken is then tested for Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) and the results are sent by post after about a week direct to the donor indicating whether the tests are normal or require any further action.
For brethren who live at the northern end of Area 3, Stockport Masonic Guildhall on the A6 opposite Stockport College are undertaking screening on Saturday 23rd February between 9.00am and 1.00pm. ALL ARE WELCOME.