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Know Your Score | Prostate Cancer Testing Day Returns In January

1 November 2019

Rochdale AFC are pleased to announce that we will be holding another Prostate Cancer Testing Day in the New Year, in conjunction with the Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal (BKPCA).

The event will be held prior to Dale’s Sky Bet League One game against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday 11th January, from 11.30am-2.30pm in the RAFC Study Centre on Willbutts Lane at the Crown Oil Arena.

Last year we were the first Club in the Greater Manchester area to hold such an event. Over 250 men were tested on the day, with 10% of those tested having a PSA score of 2.9 or more, meaning they were advised to consult their doctor.

This year, we’re targeting to test 400 men!

We are encouraging all men to return for their 12-month test, along with those who have not had the test yet, to know your score.

Those being tested will be asked for a donation of £5-£10 on the day to go towards the cost of the test, which is £25.

The rest of the money will be funded through BKPCA and through the sale of Luke Matheson’s match worn signed shirt from Dale’s Carabao Cup tie against Manchester United!

The shirt is currently up for auction on eBay, which you can bid for HERE.

Bolton manager and former Dale boss Keith Hill will be amongst those to be tested for his 12-month check-up on the day.

The test measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood. Below is a table of results, which has been split into three categories; green, amber and red.

AGE RANGE

GREEN – ng/ml

AMBER – ng/ml

RED – ng/ml

Under 50

Less than 2.0

2.0 – 3.0

Over 3.0

Under 60

Less than 3.0

3.0 – 4.0

Over 4.0

Under 70

Less than 4.0

4.0 - 5.0

Over 5.0

70 and above

Less than 5.0

5.0 - 6.0

Over 6.0

 


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