Mission: Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre fights prostate cancer through: rapid access to innovative, personalized clinical care; proactively providing current medical information on the importance of early detection and reducing life style risk factors; one-on-one peer support; academic and industry research; all in a one- stop patient focused, not-for profit, premier medical facility.
Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre (PCC) is a non-profit, world-class medical centre with a mandate to help improve the quality of men’s lives and their families lives for those living with prostate cancer. Annually there are over 18,000 patient visits by these men and their families to access multiple programs and services at our Centre. In addition, over 5,000 men a year visit our Man Van program throughout Southern Alberta. The Centre pursues its mission by reaching out to individuals, corporations, and others to channel resources – both financial and human – to fight this deadly disease.
Our Identity: The Prostate Cancer Centre is a one-stop premier medical facility for rapid and quality diagnosis, access to treatment, aftercare and patient education for men with prostate cancer in Southern Alberta. The Centre communicates with the public about the importance of early detection in order to eliminate death from advanced prostate cancer. The Centre is entirely patient-focused, guiding and supporting men through the entire process. Comprehensive programming starts with encouraging men to get checked, providing a mobile early detection clinic, offering educational programming, medical treatment, after care, counseling and includes research and advocacy.
Founded in 1999, the Prostate Cancer Centre has been a pioneer in creating the Man Van Program. This program goes out into the communities of Calgary and rural southern Alberta. Its two mobile PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood testing clinics not only provide baseline PSA tests for men aged 40 and older, but they also create awareness about the importance of early detection of prostate cancer as it is treatable if caught early.
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