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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Download the MAN VAN toolkit here.

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The MAN VAN Tracker

Calgary MAN VAN

Friday, August 19th
Mustard Seed
102 11 Ave SE
1:00-4:00
(PSA, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index testing)

 

Saturday, August 20th
Thunderbird Show ‘N Shine
Richmond/Knob Hill Community Hall
2433 26 Ave SW
12:00-3:00

 

Saturday, September 3rd
BBQ on the Bow
Shouldice Arena
1515 Home Rd NW
12:00-3:00

 

Saturday, September 10th
Korean Health Fair
Calgary Christian School
5029-26 Ave SW
11:00-3:00

Sunday, September 11th
Canadian Tire Shawnessy
250 Shawville Way SE
12:00-3:00

 

Wednesday, September 14th
ATB- Airdrie
404 Main Street South Airdrie
11:00-2:00
(PSA, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index testing)

 

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

Rural MAN VAN

Three Hills
Tuesday, August 16th
Farmer’s Market
Three Hills Curling Rink
10:00AM – 1:00PM

 

Olds
Thursday, August 18th
Olds Farmer’s Market
Olds Cow Palace – 5116 – 54 Street Olds, AB
(PSA, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index testing)
3:30PM-6:30PM

 

Cochrane
Saturday, August 20
Ag Society Park
43080 Bow Valley Trail
12:00PM-3:00PM

 

Fort Macleod
Thursday, August 25th
Ft. Macleod Farmer’s Market
Curling Rink
3:00PM-6:00PM

 

Taber
Saturday, August 27th
Taber Cornfest
(PSA, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index testing)
Show ‘N Shine – 50thst/49 Ave
12:00PM-4:00PM

 

Canmore
Thursday, September 8th
Sponsor: ATB
ATB Canmore
(PSA, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index testing)
1240 Railway Ave #104
3:00PM-6:00PM

 

Cardston
Thursday, September 8th
Sponsor: ATB
ATB Cardston
(PSA, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index testing)
24 2 Ave W
11:00AM-2:00PM

Bragg Creek
Sunday, September 11th
Sponsor: Redwood Meadows FireFighters Association
Bragg Creek Shopping Centre
416 Balsam Ave
1:00PM-4:00PM

 

Airdrie
Wednesday, September 14th
Sponsor: ATB
ATB Airdrie
(PSA, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index testing)
404 Main Street South
11:00AM-2:00PM

 

Crossfield
Thursday, September 15th
Crossfield Farmers Market
Banta Park
3:30PM-7:00PM

 

Sundre
Friday,September 16th
Sponsor: ATB
ATB- Sundre
(PSA, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index testing)
304 Main Avenue West
3:30PM-7:00PM

 

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-4PM

 

Vermilion
Saturday, October 1st
Sponsor: Inter Pipeline
ATB- Wainwright
Art in the Park – 5320 50 Ave
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