Event to be held at Parkview Field Aug. 13
Fort Wayne, Ind. – Thursday, August 5, 2010 — Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center will offer free prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screens for men 40 and older on Friday, Aug. 13.
The location for the screenings will be Parkview Field. Screenings will be from noon to 3 p.m. for the public in the Lincoln Financial Group Event Center (east side of Parkview Field) and from 6 to 9 p.m. for men attending that evening’s TinCaps game in the TinCaps Conference Room (west side of Parkview Field). For an appointment, call (866) 784-6706.
In 2009, more than 300 men were screened at the annual event.
The PSA screen, a simple blood test, detects potential problems in the prostate gland by measuring the amount of PSA in a man’s blood. The test can provide early detection and improve chances for surviving prostate cancer. If detected early, before spreading outside the prostate gland, prostate cancer is treatable and curable. Confidential test results will be sent directly to each patient and his physician.
Men who have previously had PSA screens should establish a relationship with their family physician or urologist for a digital rectal exam and ongoing yearly follow-up.