The Prostate Cancer Centre's Man Van is coming to Trico Centre this fall. On Wednesday, November 16th, the Man Van will be offering free PSA blood tests for men aged 40-80, and all men over 18 with blood pressure, blood sugar, waist circumference, and stress check. The Man Van will be parked near the Trico Centre outdoor digital sign from 11 am to 2 pm, and is free and open to everybody.
Prostate cancer is the leading form of cancer diagnosed in Canadian men. If diagnosed early, prostate cancer may be treatable. Even when the disease is advanced, treatment can eradicate symptoms, and prolong survival. Survival rates for prostate cancer have been improving for the last four years perhaps due to the importance that is placed on early detection. In Alberta, one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. When detected early, prostate cancer is one of the most successfully treated types of cancer.
Social distancing measures and enhanced cleaning procedures have been put in place by the Man Van, and everyone attending the clinic is required to wear a mask.
For more information on the Man Van, please go to prostatecancercentre.ca/manvan.