More young men tak­ing PSA test

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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.

Af­ford­able cost

“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.

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