Men in the Fox Creek area between the ages of 40 and 80 can now take advantage of free blood tests for early detection of prostate cancer. The Prostate Cancer Centre’s Man Van will be stationed at the Fox Creek Medical Centre on Wednesday, September 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to offer baseline prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests.
The Prostate Cancer Centre recognizes that men have busy lives, often juggling work, family, and social obligations. Due to these commitments, men sometimes neglect their health, making it difficult to schedule regular doctor visits. With this in mind, the Prostate Cancer Centre is pleased to extend their services by providing the Man Van to the Fox Creek community.
In Alberta, one in seven men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime, with around 2,800 new cases diagnosed each year. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, prompting the need for early detection and screening.
PSA tests are a valuable tool in detecting prostate cancer at an early stage. The prostate-specific antigen is a protein produced by the prostate gland. Elevated levels of PSA in the blood can be an indicator of prostate cancer. By providing baseline PSA tests, the Man Van aims to establish a reference point for future screenings and detect any potential abnormalities in the early stages.
The Man Van initiative has been successful in reaching out to communities across Alberta and ensuring that men have access to important health services. It is an effort to make healthcare more convenient and accessible for men who may otherwise neglect their own well-being due to time constraints or other commitments.
By offering free blood tests for prostate cancer detection, the Prostate Cancer Centre is taking a proactive approach to men’s health and encouraging early detection and intervention. Regular screenings and prompt diagnosis can significantly improve the chances of successful treatment and outcomes for those affected by prostate cancer.
– Prostate Cancer Centre