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Man Van coming to Market On Main

Men aged 40 to 80 years can get a free PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test at the Man Van in Fort Macleod on Thursday, Aug. 29 at Market On Main.


Fort Macleod and district men aged 40 years and over can get a free blood test Thursday, Aug. 29 that could save their lives.
Staff with the Man Van will provide free baseline PSA (prostate specific antigen) tests from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Market On Main.
The PSA test is a simple blood test for men between the ages of 40 and 80 that helps in the early detection of prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is the leading cancer in Albertan men.
One man in seven will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime.
About 2,600 men will be diagnosed annually with prostate cancer and eight men will die from it every week.
PSA is a protein produced by the prostate and released in small amounts to the bloodstream.
The amount of PSA in the bloodstream can often predict a man’s risk of prostate cancer.
There are often no early warning signs of prostate cancer and early detection saves lives.
Prostate health is not always top-of-mind for men who must balance work, family and a social life.
That is why the Prostate Cancer Centre offers the services of the Man Van to the community because it can be difficult for men to fit regular doctor visits into their schedules.
No appointment is necessary and all men between the ages of 40 and 80 are encouraged to stop by the Man Van and receive their free and confidential baseline PSA test in the 32-foot motor home.
The Prostate Cancer Centre is a non-profit organization established in 1999 and focused on the early detection and treatment of prostate cancer and prostate related disease.

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