Testing for Prostate Cancer.Testing saves lives. NTxPCC is in agreement with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) that it is reasonable to have a baseline testing at age 40 to assess the risk of subsequent prostate cancer detection. There is uniform agreement that an early detection program will likely benefit young men in a predefined high risk group (African-American men and men with first degree relatives diagnosed with prostate cancer). Early detection is still the key to successful treatment of prostate cancer. Testing should include a rectal exam as well as a PSA blood test.
Subsequent testing may be based on age, life expectancy and testing history and should be discussed with a medical professional.References:
http://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/prostate_detection.pdf (Prostate Cancer Early Detection, page MS9) *
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Free Prostate Testing in the Metroplex is Available at Selected Locations
One of the largest prostate cancer events is the annual Cowtown Cruisin' for a Cure
carshow in Fort Worth, usually held on the third Saturday in September,
which offers free testing during the event; all proceeds generated
from this event benefit research and treatment for prostate cancer.
The 2014 Annual Cowtown Cruisin' for a Cure was held September 20. This testing event was supported by the
North Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition, Man to Man (ACS), Fort Worth as well as the
Texas Health, Harris hospital. During this year's event, over 500 cars
were registered; more importantly, over 200 men took advantage of the
free prostate testing.