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'It’s always better to be safe than sorry' - men urged to take prostate cancer tests
Men are being urged to take control of their health by getting themselves checked out for early signs of prostate cancer.
According to research by BMI King’s Oak Hospital in The Ridgeway, 23 per cent of men in Enfield are unaware of the symptoms of the condition - which include having difficulty urinating, a weak urine flow, or going to the toilet more frequently at night.
Consultants are encouraging people to take a blood test at the hospital during this month's Prostate Cancer Awareness Month to put their mind at ease.
Mr Faiz Mumtaz, consultant urologist at BMI King’s Oak Hospital, said: “When it comes to prostate cancer, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
"As men get older, their risk of prostate cancer increases, so men over 50 should be particularly proactive when it comes to detecting the disease, and a simple blood test could help them do this.”