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Pempamsie and the NHS have join forces to bring awarness to the Breast and Prostate Cancer Campaign.

Breast and Prostate Cancer Awareness Campaign

From providing peace of mind, taking charge of your own health, to doing it for your loved ones, there are many reasons why it is so important we all stay on top of our health checks, screenings and tests. It is the simplest act of self-care – a genuine practice to preserve your own health.

But with so much on our plates, it is also easy for important actions concerning our health to slip. We understand – but good health underpins everything about our lives.

Health is wealth – so together, let’s priorities our health.

PSA blood test to identify prostate cancer

Black men have a 1 in 4 chance of getting prostate cancer, and it’s 1 in 8 for white men.

Whilst there is a lot of work being done globally to understand these differences we are committed to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on our Black communities. That’s why, we are asking all Black men aged 45 and over, to contact their GP practice and ask for a PSA blood test.

GP practices across South London are aware of the campaign, and ready to book Black men 45 plus for a PSA blood test. However, if your practice isn’t aware of the campaign, please draw their attention to this website.

You can also find out more about the PSA blood test here.

Based on your results, your GP will advise you on next steps, including when next you need to book another PSA blood test.

Breast cancer screening

All women between the ages of 50 to 70 will receive a letter every three years inviting them for their NHS breast cancer screening. It is a routine screening that millions of women attend to help identify signs of breast cancer, alongside routinely self-examining their breasts.

If you are not sure, if you are up to date on your breast cancer screening appointments, think you might have missed your appointment or would like to rebook it for a more convenient time – please visit the London breast screening hub or call the hub on 020 3758 2024.