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 was 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 event was replaced by the Wheels for Wellness Carshow and will be held this year on September 16 at Downtown Fort Worth. This testing event is supported by the North Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition, the Fort Worth Prostate Cancer Support Group at Moncrief, as well as the Texas Health, Harris Hospital.
During last year's event, over 400 cars were registered; more importantly, over 150 men took advantage of the free prostate testing.
Free testing schedules as available today are shown below. The schedule will be updated as soon as updates become available. Testing events posted will include PSA and DRE testing unless noted otherwise.
Prostate Cancer Testings:
Dr. Brad Hirsch
UREF Dinner Lecture at Bush Library: Ralph Strangis
ZERO 5K Run: Prostate Cancer Survivors
Dadfest - Drs. Brian Feagins, Pat Fulgham and Ginger Isom-Bats
Running for Dad
Cruisin' for a Cure, 2010
2010 Open House at USMD, Arlington - Hall of Famer Bob Lilly (Dallas Cowboys)
Table at 2010 Harley Davidson Party
W. Blattner, R. Latins, P. Candela
2010 ManPower Health Station
M. Knapp, M. Butler, B. Williams