Charlton to host PSA Testing day at The Valley

Our home game against Oxford United at The Valley on Saturday, February 19th is the club's Men's Health Awareness Day and as part of the day, fans from both clubs can get a PSA blood test at the stadium.

In 2018 Charlton became the first club to host PSA testing on a matchday and this year the Addicks are teaming up with Oxford to host the activity at The Valley ahead of the clash between the two teams in Sky Bet League One.

The PSA test is a blood test that can 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: "We have done PSA testing at The Valley since 2018 and I personally know of a number of Charlton fans whose lives were saved after the testing at The Valley identified they had prostate cancer and they were able to get treated.

"It has been incredible seeing the support the Charlton family has given this initiative in the past and I would urge any men over the age of 45 to get a PSA test - catching prostate cancer early can make a real difference, it could save your life. For those reading this please encourage your father, brother, friend or family member to get tested."

The PSA testing will take place from 12pm - 3pm in the old casino area in the West Stand and unlike in previous years, individuals will need to book their test in advance. A minimum £10 donation is requested. Click here to book your test

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