In an effort to support early detection of prostate cancer Starland County is hosting the Man Van program on site in parking lot behind the Main Administration Building in Morrin on Monday, October 19th from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. This not-for profit service is being offered by the Prostate Cancer Center in conjunction with Combines for Cures to service rural areas.
The Prostate Cancer Centre offers many programs and services that demonstrate its exceptional, patient focused health care delivery. The MAN VAN program is Canada’s first and only mobile PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) testing program. These are highly visible mobile clinics that increase awareness of the importance of early detection of prostate cancer by offering on-the-spot baseline PSA blood testing at a variety of locations.
The Vans are operated by a team of 4 or 5; a driver, a clinic host, which is usually a prostate cancer survivor and two or three clinical staff responsible for drawing blood. Results are typically mailed to the patient within 48 hours of the test, ensuring a timely follow up. Men with elevated tests are contacted by telephone through the Prostate Cancer Centre to discuss follow up steps.
For more information please contact Diana Rowe, Starland County FCSS Coordinator, at 403-772-3793.