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Don't turn your back, face your fear

7 August 2014

The message remains loud and clear

Millwall fan Brian Kilgannon and his 11-year-old son William were special guests of the club and Prostate Cancer UK at our official 2014-15 photocall this week.

Brian, who was born and bred in New Cross,  in the man every hourwas diagnosed with advanced Prostate Cancer in the summer of 2012. He has been an inspirational figure since trying to raise awareness about the disease that claims the life of

Both Brian and William joined the entire Millwall first team and U21s squad, taking their place in a special photo as a keepsake of the afternoon.

 symbol will be included on the individual squad number of every Football League player's shirt. 'Man of Men'The Lions senior squad and management team posed for a photo with their backs turned to the camera to highlight the fact that Prostate Cancer UK's distinctive
Don't turn your back, face your fear.Brian then took his place on the back row of benches between Byron Webster and Mark Beevers, looking straight ahead whilst those around him looked the other way. The message, louder and clearer than ever, is

"People can get this at any age, This myth that it's an old man's disease is not true," said Brian.

"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. It's treatable and easy to cure - as long as they catch it early enough."

The helpline is free to landlines, staffed by specialist nurses, and open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday with late opening until 8pm on Wednesdays.

www.prostatecanceruk.orgIf you have concerns about prostate cancer please call Prostate Cancer UK's confidential Helpline on 0800 074 8383 or visit 
Check out Brian's message in full on YouTube here:

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