01 April 2016
Spire Roding Hospital will be at the West Ham vs Crystal Palace football match at the Boleyn Stadium in Upton Park on Saturday 2 April with a screening facility offering free testicular cancer screening to any male who wishes to come along.
In addition to offering the free testicular cancer screening with consultant urologist Mr John Peters and consultant radiologist Dr Sandeep Pathak, Spire Roding Hospital will also be handing out information leaflets from Cancer UK and DT38 to fans and raising money to support the charity’s work.
Jo Dean, Hospital Director at Spire Roding Hospital, says: "The team at Spire Roding Hospital are honoured to be teaming up with the DT38 foundation one year on from its launch. The Tombides family are a true inspiration and their dedication to raise awareness of testicular cancer I am sure will ultimately lead to saving someone’s life.
"We look forward to welcoming fans and the local community to have a free testicular screen in a comfortable, private facility with an all male team.
The screening service is in support of the DT38 foundation; raising awareness of testicular cancer in young men. DT38 was set up by Tracy Tombides, mother of a rising star Dylan Tombides. Dylan joined West Ham United in 2008; he scored many goals in the Under 16s and quickly found himself playing in the Under 18s, the reserves, and finally in and around the first team.
Mr John Peters, consultant urologist, was part of the team that cared for Dylan during his illness. He says: "It’s a fact of life that men sometimes neglect their health and don’t seek help when perhaps they should.
"The thought that maybe if you ignore something for long enough it will go away unfortunately tends to hold sway in these situations. Testicular cancer is relatively uncommon but tends to affect men in their twenties or thirties.
"Modern treatments mean that over 95% of men with testicular cancer will be cured but the crucial issue is that the earlier it is diagnosed the better the outcome. If you have any concerns or have noticed a lump or change in your testicle please make an appointment to see your doctor and get yourself checked out – don’t ignore it."
Spire Roding Hospital is the official private hospital to West Ham United FC and is proud to have a team of more than 300 renowned and experienced consultants, highly trained nursing staff, consultant radiologists, and a superb on-site diagnostic suite, complete with CT, MRI, X-ray and ultrasound scanning facilities.