Testing for Prostate Cancer.

Us Preventive Services Task Force. After years of discussion, the USFSTF made a recommendation for Screening 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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WWFA interview with Dr. Pat Fulgham on Screening, 2015

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 in 2019 on September 21 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.

Other Screening Events: 
- There will be screening during the Pate Swap Meet on 
April 27 , 10 am - 2 pm.

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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 (PSA only):


September 21, 2019 (Sat): 10am-2pm, Wheels for Wellness - free prostate cancer testing (PSA only), Downtown Fort Worth

With all of the controversy about screening/testing, only a few free PSA testing events are offered in the area.
Please consult your doctor regarding whether or not PSA testing is appropriate for you.
To our knowledge, there is no PSA testing scheduled in Dallas.




Prior Events
 

Awareness

Commissioner Roy Brooks and FWSG with September PCa Awareness Month Proclamation for Tarrant County, 2018
Community Support
 
NTxPCC Team at 
2017 Zero 5K Run
Education

Symposium 2017
Ken Griffey, Sr. & 
Dr. Wendy Harpham
Education

Symposium 2016
Pat Fulgham, MD; Sarah Woods, PHD; John Davis, MD


Dr. Brad Hirsch, Medical City, Cancer Awareness
UREF Dinner Lecture, Education
NTxPCC Golf Team, Community Support
ZERO 5K, Community Support

Dr. Brad Hirsch
Symposium 2015 

 UREF Dinner Lecture at Bush Library: Ralph Strangis

Cowtown Men's Health Association Golf Tournament 
Wolfram with NTxPCC Team 

ZERO 5K Run: Prostate Cancer Survivors 

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

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

Running for Dad!, Awareness

Running for Dad

Dallas Mavericks cheering on DadFest, Awareness

Lucky Tom

DadFest 5K, Community Support

5K Run

Cowtown Cruisin' for a Cure, Awareness

Cruisin' for a Cure, 2010

USMD Open House, Awareness

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

Harley Davidson party and Health Fair, Community Support

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

Manpower Health Station, Community Support

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