More young men taking PSA test
More young men are coming forward to be tested for the prostatespecific antigen (PSA).
While not going into details, Barbados Cancer Support Services public relations officer Antoine “Brudda Daddy” Williams made this disclosure during the organisation’s luncheon at Mahogany Ridge, St Thomas, on Sunday.
“Young men are coming forward and they are getting their prostate tested, which is a very good thing.
“I suppose one of the advantages is the affordable cost offered, so we are always encouraging men to come, and even if they don’t want to go alone they can come with their significant other,” he said while reminding the general public the next testing date was November 7.
Williams, a colon cancer survivor, said that on a personal level he was learning to maintain a balance.
“I am trying not to work too hard so that I can still get the adequate amount of rest,” he said.
“I am mindful that my body has been through a terrible shock, so while I may feel like I can go and cut down the entire forest, I have to be very careful that midstream the reminders are there.”
Williams said the luncheon was one of the body’s ways to raise funds for its new home, which will be situated at Perry Gap, Roebuck Street.