Men urged to attend life saving health screening day

RELUCTANT patients are being encouraged to attend a health screening day - which might just save their lives.

More than 20 organisations and medical professionals will be at the event at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, home of Colchester United.

The free event has been organised by the men's health charity CHAPS.

Event organiser urologist Prof Chris Booth, who is the lead clinician for the charity, said: “Men are notoriously bad at seeking medical attention and far too many die prematurely and unnecessarily because they don’t go to their doctors routinely.

"Early detection of prostate cancer, testicular cancer or heart disease can quite literally mean the difference between life and death.”

Organisers are urging men of all ages, but especially those aged over 50 who are at higher risk of developing life-threatening conditions, to attend.

The event, on Thursday March 27, runs from 10am to 4pm.

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7:07am Sun 23 Mar 14

Nevtyler says...

Free health screening between 10am and 4 pm,great unless you actually work for a living!
Free health screening between 10am and 4 pm,great unless you actually work for a living! Nevtyler
  • Score: 10

8:03am Sun 23 Mar 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

This is a worthwhile event and agree timings restrict a major proportion of people from attending. The last one was well attended though but it was a pain (no pun intended) being bombarded with sales people trying to sell alternative medicines or treatments.
This is a worthwhile event and agree timings restrict a major proportion of people from attending. The last one was well attended though but it was a pain (no pun intended) being bombarded with sales people trying to sell alternative medicines or treatments. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 4

8:45am Sun 23 Mar 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

Just the venue for playing with balls !!
Just the venue for playing with balls !! SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: -4

9:25am Sun 23 Mar 14

Catchedicam says...

If they are serious about getting people there then why not run the event from 4pm until 10pm?
If they are serious about getting people there then why not run the event from 4pm until 10pm? Catchedicam
  • Score: 15

11:56am Sun 23 Mar 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

Timings are a balls up !
Timings are a balls up ! SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: -4

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