Charlton Athletic host Scunthorpe on April 22nd and as part of Men’s Health Awareness Day the Club will be offering both sets of fans PSA Blood Tests at The Valley.

The Addicks became the first club last season to offer the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood tests which can help diagnose prostate problems and over 300 men got tested, including manager Lee Bowyer who was taking his first game in charge against Plymouth Argyle.

Charlton’s Player Liaison Officer Tracey Leaburn lost her father to prostate cancer has urged men to take the tests.

“Last year we had 300 men tested and 10 of those received red letters after the event,” said Mrs Leaburn who has been leading the activity.

“Last year’s event was ground-breaking, and I was so proud of the way the Charlton family came together to support it.

“Since then it has been really good to see other clubs getting involved by doing PSA testing on matchdays.

“We’d like to urge people to get involved again this year.

“You are supposed to get tested once a year, so even those that got tested last year, I would urge you to come back again this year. It is so important to catch Prostate Cancer early, it could save your life. So please get April 22nd in your diary.”

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(former Charlton Athletic player Scott Minto getting his test done at last season’s event)

Men over 50, men with a family history of prostate cancer and black men are more at risk of prostate cancer, and the PSA testing can help diagnose the most common cancer in men, prostate cancer.

The PSA Testing, undertaken by the Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal will be available from 11.45am-2.45pm in the Fans’ Bar.

Those having a test, which is aimed at men over the age of 45, will be asked for a minimum £5 donation.

The Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal will fund the remainder of the tests’ costs.

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