It’s not what you think…

Getting checked is nothing more than a simple blood test, taking less than 10 minutes, which could help in the early detection of prostate cancer. You can have your PSA test at your local health services laboratory if ordered by your doctor or at one of the Prostate Cancer Centre’s mobile MAN VAN™ clinics.

For more information about the MAN VAN download our brochure or contact Ken Rabb at 403-943-8952.

If you are interested in booking a MAN VAN clinic click here.

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Calgary MAN VAN

Tuesday, September 20th
Tsuu T’ina Health Unit
72 Bullhead Rd
11:00-2:00
(PSA, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index testing)

 

Friday, September 23rd
Bayer CropScience
160 Quarry Park Blvd
11:00-2:00
(PSA, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index testing)

 

Saturday, September 24th
Stampeders Game
McMahon Stadium
11:30-2:30

Saturday, September 24th
London Drugs
8120 Beddington Blvd NW
12:00-3:00
(PSA, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index testing)

 

Saturday, October 1st
Fish Creek Wellness Fair
Fish Creek YMCA
333 Shawville Blvd SE
9:30-1:00

 

Saturday, October 8th
Marlborough Walmart
Marlborough Mall
12:00-3:00

 

Saturday, October 16th
Canadian Tire – McKenzie Towne
4166 128 Ave SE
11:00-2:00

Rural MAN VAN

Lacombe
Sunday, September 25th
Culture and Harvest Festival
Memorial Centre – 5214 50 Ave
12:00PM-3:00PM

 

Smoky Lake
Thursday, September 29th
Sponsor: ATB / Inter Pipeline
ATB- Smoky Lake
50 Wheatland Avenue
12:00PM-3:00PM

 

Wainwright
Friday, September 30th
Sponsor: ATB / Inter Pipeline
ATB – Wainwright
509 10 Street
1:00PM-4:00PM

 

Vermilion
Saturday, October 1st
Sponsor: Inter Pipeline
Art in the Park
5320 50 Ave
11:00AM-2:00PM

 

Boyle
Thursday, October 6th
Sponsor: ATB / Inter Pipeline
ATB – Boyle
5115 3 Street, Boyle
2:00PM-5:00PM

Sherwood Park
Friday, October 7th
Sponsor: ATB / Inter Pipeline
ATB – Sherwood Park
100 – 550 Baseline Road
2:00PM-5:00PM

 

Standard
Wednesday, October 12th
Sponsor: ATB / Inter Pipeline
ATB- Standard
811 The Broadway
10:00AM-1:00PM

 

Rimbey
Friday, October 14th
Sponsor: ATB
ATB- Rimbey
5037 50 Avenue
11:00AM-2:00PM

 

Strathmore
Saturday, October 15th
Canadian Tire
900 Pine Rd
11:00AM-2:00PM

 

Brooks
Friday, October 21st
Sponsor: ATB
ATB-Brooks
219-2nd Street W
11:00AM-2:00PM

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Get Checked

The Prostate Cancer Centre is pleased to introduce our “Get Checked” prostate health program to employers who place a high value on health for their male employees. Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men. In Alberta on average, 2,500 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 370 will die this year! There may be no early warning signs of prostate cancer. Yet if caught early, it is a very treatable disease. PSA (prostate specific antigen) screening is one of the tools urologists can use to determine if a man is at increased risk for prostate cancer. “The best evidence demonstrates prostate cancer screening will reduce prostate cancer mortality”. Dr. Bryan Donnelly, Chairman of the Prostate Cancer Centre.

Family Doctor

Your family doctor can request a PSA blood test as part of your health and well-being success plan.  If you are 40 or older, talk with your doctor to schedule PSA blood tests every five years. After age 50, talk with your doctor about including a Digital Rectal exam with your yearly PSA blood test.

Don’t have a family doctor? Click here to find one.

Mobile Testing

The MAN VAN™ is a mobile unit operated by the Prostate Cancer Centre. Its purpose is to increase awareness of the importance of early detection of prostate cancer. On scheduled dates it offers free on-the-spot baseline PSA testing at a variety of locations. To learn how you can Get Checked at MAN VAN™ locations, view our Man Van Tracker for details.

 

 

 

FAQ’s

Get Checked

Rectal Exam?

The MANVAN™ mobile units do not check below the belt. Only a simple blood test is required to analyse your PSA levels.

Is it safe to have a PSA test?

Yes.

A registered nurse or phlebotomist will draw a blood sample and all equipment is sterile. The possible side effects are the same as any simple blood test: light-headedness, minor pain, bruising, bleeding, or infection at the site of the needle puncture.

If my results are higher than normal do I have cancer?

High results DO NOT mean you have cancer. If your test score is high you will be given a requisition for a repeat PSA test at a local laboratory.

Your physician may recommend a DRE (digital rectal exam) and if warranted, you may be referred to a Urologist who may arrange for a biopsy.

A biopsy is the only way to conclusively identify prostate cancer.

 

Host a Get Checked Clinic with the Man Van

The Prostate Cancer Centre will provide a three hour “Get Checked” clinic at your workplace on a day of your choice. We will provide testing to men 40 years of age and older. All men will receive a pocket folder so they can keep track of their PSA levels. The blood draws are done by registered nurses or phlebotomists. Two Prostate Cancer Centre volunteers are hosts for the clinic and offer information on PSA and prostate cancer. Men who participate will have their results sent to them by mail within 7-10 days after the clinic. Results will not go to the employer. Men with elevated results will be called by a Prostate Cancer Centre nurse and given instructions for further follow-up.

Show your employees that you care about their health. The cost for a clinic is $1500.00. Any donation above this amount will be eligible for a tax receipt and donations received above $500 will be added to our donor wall at the Prostate Cancer Centre. The Prostate Cancer Centre is a non-profit organization that relies solely on donations. We receive no government funding.

Thank you for caring for the health of your male employees!

Questions? Please contact Ken Rabb at 403-943-8952 or kenr@prostatecancercentre.ca