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.
A new blood test, the Prostate Health Index (PHI) is now approved by FDA and is available in the Metroplex.

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.


 

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:

Testings are available at Methodist Medical Center, Senior Access Center, 9 - 11 am, 2nd Thursday of each month; must be age 55 or older. 

 


Prior Events
 

Dadfest - Drs. Brian Feagins, Pat Fulgham, Ginger Isom-Bats

Dadfest - Drs. Brian Feagins, Pat Fulgham and Ginger Isom-Bats

Running for Dad!

Running for Dad

Dallas Mavericks cheering on DadFest

Lucky Tom

DadFest 5K

5K Run

Cowtown Cruisin' for a Cure

Cruisin' for a Cure, 2010

USMD Open House

2010 Open House at USMD, Arlington - Hall of Famer Bob Lilly (Dallas Cowboys)

Harley Davidson party and Health Fair

Table at 2010 Harley Davidson Party
W. Blattner, R. Latins, P. Candela

Manpower Health Station

2010 ManPower Health Station
M. Knapp, M. Butler, B. Williams

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