More men being screened
There has been a significant increase in the number of men being screened for prostate cancer at Cancer Support Services.
More than 105 men were screened yesterday, almost double the number recorded over the last few months.
Founder of the organisation Janette Lynton said she was pleasantly surprised.
“I find that younger men [are] coming out in the age group of 40 to 45 and then you find that the older men, probably 70 and over,” she told Barbados TODAY.
“I think men are stepping up to the plate and they’re really paying more attention to their health. . . plus their wives or significant others are pressing them or encouraging them. We find that some of the ladies come with the men and that’s a good sign.”
Those present was given information on the disease by family physician Dr Sean Russell during a short interactive session.
Cancer Support Services, which estimates that more 95 men die of prostate cancer in Barbados yearly, has scheduled its next PSA (prostate specific antigen) on November 15.