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NGO to conduct free cancer screening for 2,000 men

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Project Pink Blue, an NGO, says it will conduct free screening for 2,000 men for prostate cancer in some selected and Abuja.

Mr Runcie Chidebe, the Executive Director of the oganisation, said this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.

Chidebe explained that in 2018, Project PINK BLUE in collaboration with Aspire Coronation Trust Foundation, inaugurated and implemented a new strategy of tackling cancer, with special focus on men’s health.

He said the project tagged ‘Men on Blue’ was designed to conduct research on the level of awareness of men about prostate cancer.

According to him, the project is also geared towards educating men in communities in Enugu, Lagos and Abuja on prostate cancer.

He added that it would also provide free Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) and screening for men above 40.

“With the project, in 2018 about 1,700 men got free PSA screenings and those with abnormal values have been navigated for further investigation and necessary medical care.

“We wish to build on last year’s success, and with support from the same partner, this year, we will be taking the intervention to Rivers and Niger states.

“And while continuing where we left off in Abuja, our target this year is to get at least 2,000 men screened as well as present findings from last year’s research,” he said.

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