Risks of male cancers are highlighted

Feeling blue: Barrie Heyes, Roger Williams, Anthony Knighton, Scott Lane and Nick Samuel.
Feeling blue: Barrie Heyes, Roger Williams, Anthony Knighton, Scott Lane and Nick Samuel.
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MALE staff and volunteers painted their faces in aid of ‘Blue Wednesday’ to promote greater awareness of male cancers with Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust.

The event, at the St John’s Information and Support Centre in Balby, was part of a month-long national campaign - Blue September - which aims to encourage men to face up to the risks and realities of prostate, lung, skin, bowel and testicular cancer.

Carol Nettleton, advisor at the centre, said: “Men are much less likely to visit their GP, or take part in screening programmes. This event was a fun way of delivering a serious message - that men need to face up to cancer and take action to prevent it.

“Men who visited our event were able to access information and get advice about male cancers, and some were even brave enough to paint their faces blue too!”