Men around the Fox Creek area between 40 and 80 years old can get a free blood test for early prostate cancer detection through the Prostate Cancer Centre’s Man Van.
The Man Van will be set up at the Fox Creek Medical Centre from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, to provide the baseline prostate-specific antigen blood tests.
According to the Prostate Cancer Centre, “Balancing work, family, and a social life keeps men busy. Health is not always top-of-mind. It can be difficult for men to fit regular doctor visits into their schedules. That is why the Prostate Cancer Centre is pleased to offer the services of the Man Van to the community.”
According to the center, one man in seven will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime in Alberta, and about 2,800 men are diagnosed annually.