A MEN’S health awareness session will be taking place at a library later this month.

Northallerton Library will be hosting a prostate cancer awareness event on Monday, January 22 from 10am until 3pm.

Visitors to the drop-in session will be able to speak to a Prostate Cancer UK volunteer and pick up an information leaflet. There will be a display of information in the library from January 22 until February 2.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, with more than 330,000 men living with and after the disease in the UK. One man dies from the disease every 45 minutes. However, it can often be treated successfully if caught early enough. Men over 50, black men and men with a family history of prostate cancer all face a higher than average risk of the disease.

North Yorkshire County Councillor Greg White, executive member for libraries, said: “North Yorkshire’s libraries contribute daily to the health and wellbeing of local communities by providing a range of services, including public health information and promotion, signposting to other organisations and creative and social reading activity. This event and display is a further aspect of this important support provided by libraries.”

For more information about the event, contact the library on 01609-533832 or email Northallerton.Library@northyorks.gov.uk.

To find out more about prostate cancer, visit www.prostatecanceruk.org. Anyone with concerns about prostate cancer can contact Prostate Cancer UK's specialist nurses in confidence on 0800 0748383 or online via the live chat service at www.prostatecanceruk.org.