Did You Know
- In Alberta, 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and more than 2,700 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in Alberta this year alone.
- Prostate cancer is the leading form of cancer diagnosed in Canadian men.
- If diagnosed early, prostate cancer is treatable.
- Elevated PSA results may reveal prostate cancer that’s likely to spread to other parts of your body (metastasize), or they may reveal a quick-growing cancer that is likely to cause other problems.
- The Man Van provides a fast, free baseline PSA blood test from men ages 40 to 80, which can help in the early detection of prostate cancer.
- Men over 18 will receive blood pressure, blood sugar, waist circumference, and stress check measurements.
As a prostate cancer survivor, I would request that you help me reach out to your fellow employees, your patients, your clients, members of your club or association, as well as your own family and friends making them aware that the Prostate Cancer Centre’s Man Van Mobile PSA Clinic will be in Vulcan on April 6th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
The Man Van will be parked just outside of the Kinsmen Room which is located in the basement of the Curling Rink.
I have attached a poster that you could email and/or post on your social media platforms. Download Here
I was fortunate. I took advantage of the Man Van and had my baseline PSA. After a routine medical check up and blood work, Dr. Webster called me in and told me that my PSA levels had risen dramatically. Further tests confirmed that I did in fact have prostate cancer. Surgery and radiation treatments worked and I have been cancer free for four years. Having my PSA levels checked annually probably saved my life.