THE Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Ian Courts, is campaigning to try and save unnecessary deaths from cancer and other life threatening conditions by encouraging people to get tested.
The move comes after Coun Courts revealed that he will next week be undergoing major surgery to deal with prostate cancer. This was picked up by a routine test – he had no other symptoms.
Coun Courts said: “A recent report has said that earlier diagnosis could prevent 1,000 cancer deaths a year, and while that report deals with breast cancer, the same can be said of any serious illness.
“Let’s face it, men are the worst at attending to their health and many treat it as a bit of a joke. But testing, not jesting, is what it should be about. As well as my condition being picked up, a friend of mine’s life was saved by having one of those routine bowel cancer tests sent out by the NHS.”
For more visit www.cancerresearchuk.org and see the rpostate cancer video on our website at www.solihullnews.net