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.

Download the MAN VAN toolkit here.

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The MAN VAN Tracker

Calgary MAN VAN

Sat 24

London Drugs – Sage Hill

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
London Drugs – Sage Hill
50 Sage Hill Plaza NW
Calgary
Sep 01

Pride in the Park

September 1 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Prince’s Island Park
698 Eau Claire Ave SW
Calgary
Sep 08

London Drugs – 32 Ave NE

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
London Drugs – 32 Ave NE
3545 32 Ave NE
Calgary
Sep 10

Drop In Centre

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Calgary Drop-In Centre
1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE
Calgary
Sep 14

London Drugs – First Calgary

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
London Drugs – First Calgary
4701 130 Ave SE
Calgary
Sep 19

London Drugs – Stephen Ave

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
London Drugs – Stephen Ave
230 8 Ave SW
Calgary

Rural MAN VAN

Fri 23

Picture Butte

August 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ATB – Picture Butte
330 Hwy Ave N
Picture Butte
Sat 24

POSTPONED: Taber Cornfest

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Taber – Cornfest
4702 50 St
Taber
Mon 26

Edmonton

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
AGAT Labs – Edmonton
6310 Roper Rd
Edmonton
Tue 27

Carstairs

August 27 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Carstairs
315 Veterans Way
Carstairs
Wed 28

Edmonton

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
London Drugs – Oliver Square, Edmonton
11704 104 Ave NW
Edmonton
Thu 29

Fort Macleod

August 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Market on Main Street
Historical Main Street
Fort Macleod

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Get Checked

Calgary’s 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 Calgary’s 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 baseline PSA blood testing for men aged 40 – 80 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

Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre will provide a three hour “Get Checked” clinic at your workplace on a day of your choice. There is no appointment necessary! We will provide free baseline PSA blood testing for men aged 40 – 80. 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 of Calgary’s 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 nurse from Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre and will be 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 Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre. Calgary’s 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