Practices over the coming weeks will be inviting eligible patients with a prostate to make an appointment with ‘THIS VAN CAN’ team to assess your risk of prostate cancer. We know that when caught earlier prostate cancer is often more treatable and people do make a full recovery.
- Are registered with a GP within Greater Manchester
- Are black and over age 45
- If you have a family history of prostate, breast or ovarian cancer and are over 45 (This means your father or brother has had prostate cancer when they were under the age of 55 or your mother or sister has had breast or ovarian cancer when they were under the age of 50)
We are targeting these people as these factors place you at higher risk of getting prostate cancer.
If you are over 50 and worried about your risk of prostate cancer, you will not be able to book an appointment with This Van Can but please contact your GP to discuss your concerns further.
When you turn up, you will be able to talk to a member of NHS staff, privately and in a relaxed environment.
Our NHS staff will talk to you about your risk of prostate cancer, answer any questions that you might have and provide information about your prostate health.
You can then also choose whether or not to have a free Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test. If you decide to go ahead and have a PSA blood test, we will take a blood sample from your arm, whilst you are in in the van. We will get back to you with your results within a few weeks. If you need any further tests, we’ll let you know.
You can talk to a member of NHS staff in a private and relaxed environment.
- 17 October – Robin Retail Park, 1 Loire Drive, Wigan WN5 0UL
- 18 October – Tesco, Central Park, Wigan WN1 1XE
- 21 October – Tesco, Central Park, Wigan WN1 1XE
- 23 October – Leigh Sports Village – Leigh Sports Stadium, Sale Way, Leigh WN7 4JY
- 24 October – Tesco, The Loom, Derby St, Leigh WN7 4BA
- 28 October – Tesco, The Loom, Derby St, Leigh WN7 4BA
When you book your appointment, let us know which date and location you are interested in.
Call – 07974074111
Email – [email protected]
Or you can visit your GP if you are worried about your risk of prostate cancer and would prefer to speak to them.
If you have been feeling poorly, unwell or have had a symptoms for more than 3 weeks, then please contact your surgery and make an appointment with your GP.