The club will be hosting a PSA testing day at The Valley ahead of our home game against Fleetwood Town on Saturday, February 11th.
The fixture is also the club's annual Men's Health Awareness Day and, as part of the matchday, supporters from both clubs can get a PSA blood test at the stadium.
The PSA test is a blood test that measures the amount of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in your blood to help diagnose prostate problems - including prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is now the third most common cancer in the UK. Early diagnosis is crucial but symptoms do not usually appear until the prostate is large enough to affect the urethra.
Head of Player Care Tracey Leaburn, who lost her father to prostate cancer and has been leading on the club's PSA testing activity, said: "The work we have done as a club, since we began PSA testing on matchday in 2018, is incredible. I’ve personally met people whose lives have been saved, after acting on information from a PSA Test at The Valley. I would urge all male Charlton and Fleetwood Town supporters aged over 50 to book yourself in for a test at The Valley on February 11th.”
In total, over three years of running PSA tests on a matchday, 39 red letters have been sent, which advises people to take immediate action, 26 amber letters have been sent and 850 green letters have been sent. Green letters confirm no further action is needed.
The PSA testing will take place from 12pm - 3pm in the old casino area in the West Stand and individuals will need to book their test in advance, as was the case last year. A minimum £10 donation is requested. Click here to book your test.