Momentum is growing behind the Windsor Lions Prostate Cancer awareness event at Windsor Racecourse.
The event is on Thursday, April 26 when a free testing service will be available during an evening session between 4.30pm and 8.30pm. 
Lion Diane Purchase, the event organiser, said: “We launched this highly worthwhile initiative just five weeks ago and already there is a great deal of evidence to suggest that it is creating significant interest.
"It is a great opportunity for any male in the ‘at risk’ age group to have their prostate checked free of charge for what is the most common form of cancer for men. We have just six weeks to go and now want to build upon this momentum to ensure that we ‘spread the word’ to as many males as possible. 
"We have run two previous events in June 2014 and April 2016 and these attracted approximately 750 attendees in total so we know the demand is there – approximately eight per cent showed signs of prostate cancer in various stages, a few with a serious condition. The early intervention however undoubtedly helped and in some cases may have saved lives.”
Prostate cancer has overtaken breast cancer to become the third deadliest type of the disease in Britain, new research has found. For the first time, figures show that more men are dying from prostate cancer than women from breast cancer, amid warnings from charities and health campaigners that more investment is needed. 
The recent announcement that ex BBC Breakfast presenter, Bill Turnbull, has the disease has only served to underline the importance of detecting this cancer at an early stage, at which point it is very treatable.
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