Screening for Prostate Cancer.Screening saves lives. NTxPCC is in agreement with the National Cancer Care Network (NCCN) that it is reasonable to have a baseline screening 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, family history). Early detection is still the key to successful treatment of prostate cancer.
Subsequent screenings may be based on age, life expectancy and screening history, such as suggested by the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 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 Screening in the Metroplex is Available at Selected Locations
One of the largest event is the annual Cowtown Cruisin' for a Cure
carshow in Fort Worth, usually held on the third Saturday in September,
which offers free screening during the event; all proceeds generated
from this event benefit research and treatment for prostate cancer.
The 2012 11-th annual Cowtown Cruisin' for a Cure was held September 15. This screening event was supported by the
North Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition, Man to Man (ACS), Fort Worth as well as the USMD and
Texas Health, Harris hospitals. During last year's event, over 400 cars
were registered; more importantly, over 150 men took advantage of the
free prostate screening.