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13 November 2013

Brian's message could save your life

Millwall fan Brian Kilgannon was diagnosed with advanced Prostate Cancer in the summer of 2012.

Born and bred in New Cross, Brian wants to do all he can now to raise awareness and urges men not to be embarrassed, to get along to the doctor and get checked out if you have any symptoms. More than anything, Brian stresses the importance of having one simple blood test that could save your life.

Speaking on Lions Player in the build up to Millwall's special 'Heroes In White' Prostate Cancer UK focus match against Barnsley on 23rd November, Brian said: "People now can get this at any age; this myth that it's an old man's disease is not true.

I'm only 49 and I was diagnosed. I think if any man has got symptoms, get it checked, speak to someone about it; go to your GP and get it checked out. A simple blood test, that's all it takes.

The symptoms to look out for are getting up in the night to use the toilet more often, having a weak flow and when you do go for a wee some people can get pain. I had pain with mine. They are the general symptoms.

It really is as simple as going to your doctor and having a blood test. They will check the PSA levels and if you get diagnosed early it's very treatable and easy to cure - as long as they catch it early enough."

For further information on Prostate Cancer please visit

Don't forget that during the month of November for every white away shirt sold in the club shop, Millwall will donate £5 to Prostate Cancer UK.

Watch Brian's video from our official Youtube channel here:

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