The Prostate Project, a Guildford based prostate cancer charity, is proud to announce that England and Harlequins rugby international, Marland Yarde, has joined the charity as an Ambassador to spearhead a parliamentary lobby to reduce the age at which black African/Caribbean men can legally request a PSA test from 50 to 45 years.
1 in 4 black African/Caribbean men will get prostate cancer compared to 1 in 8 white men.
Marland will also promote the charity’s ‘Race to the Line’ Appeal to complete the building of a world-class Urology Centre at Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford. The charity already has GBP 1.75m in the bank and needs to raise a further GBP 250,000 to reach their GBP 2m target – almost half the build cost.
The Rt Hon. Anne Milton MP commented on the project saying “Every man has a legal right to a PSA test at age 50 but Black/African Caribbean men have an increased risk of contracting the disease at an earlier age. We need to do everything we can to raise awareness amongst black African/ Caribbean men of their risk, and make sure they get the screening services they need”