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.

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The MAN VAN Tracker

Calgary MAN VAN

 

Thursday, July 14th
Litwiniuk & Company Stampede Breakfast
Sponsor: Ride For Dad
3111- 17th Ave SE
8:00AM – 11:00PM

 

Saturday, July 16th
Enmax Linesmen Rodeo
Sponsor: FortisAlberta
Enmax South Service Centre
8820 52 St SE
10:00AM-1:00PM

 

Saturday, August 6th
Canadian Tire – Beacon Hill
11940 Sarcee Trail NW
11:00AM-2:00PM

Saturday, August 13th
Canadian Tire – Macleod Trail
9940 Macleod Tr. SE
11:00AM-2:00PM

 

Sunday, August 14th
Bearspaw Market
Bearspaw Lions Clubhouse, 25240 Nagway Rd
11:00AM-2:00PM

 

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

Rural MAN VAN

Carstairs
Saturday, July 16th
(PSA, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index testing)
Beef and Barley Days
315 Veterans Way (Curling Rink)
12:00PM-4:00PM

 

Standoff
Wednesday, July 20th
Blood Tribe Dept. of Health
11:30AM-2:30PM

 

Millarville
Saturday, July 23rd
Millarville Market
9:30AM-2:00PM

 

Castor
Monday, July 25th
Huber Dam Campground
Sponsor: Crop Production Services
5:00PM-8:00PM

 

Milk River
Saturday, July 30th
Show and Shine – Milk River Football Fields
Sponsor: Inter Pipeline
1:00PM-5:00PM

 

Canmore
Sunday, July 31st
Canmore Folkfest
(PSA, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index testing)
Centennial Park, Canmore
9:00AM-12:00PM

Irricana
Pioneer Acres
Friday, August 5th
10:00AM-2:00PM
Saturday, August 6th
10:00AM-2:00PM
Sunday, August 7th
10:00AM-2:00PM

 

Bergen
Saturday, August 13th
Bergen Farmers Market
Bergen Community Hall
10:00AM – 1:00PM

 

Milo
Sunday, August 14th
Milo Homecoming Celebration
12:00PM – 3:00PM

 

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
(PSA, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index testing)
Street Olds, AB
3:30PM-6:30PM

 

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
12:00-4:00

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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