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Message remains loud and clear

27 May 2014

Don't fear your foe says Brian Kilgannon

Millwall fan Brian Kilgannon was a special guest of the Football League and official charity partners Prostate Cancer UK at Saturday's Championship Play-Off Final between Derby County and QPR.

Brian was diagnosed with advanced Prostate Cancer in the summer of 2012 and has been an inspirational figure since trying to raise awareness about the disease that claims the life of one man every hour in the UK.

Brian, who was born and bred in New Cross, was joined at Wembley Stadium by his 11-year-old son William on what proved to be a memorable afternoon for the duo.

Having taken part in the pre-match handshakes with the teams and match officials, Brian joined William in the Royal Box and watched as Bobby Zamora's last-minute goal sealed a 1-0 win for the 10-men of QPR.

Whilst the Kilgannon family clearly enjoyed the occasion, the message from Brian remains loud and and clear: "People now can get this at any age - I was 49. This myth that it's an old man's disease is not true.

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

Check out Brian's message in full on YouTube here:

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