Testing for Prostate Cancer
United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). After years of discussion, the USPSTF made a recommendation for Screening for Prostate Cancer.
Testing saves lives. NTxPCC is in agreement with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) that it is reasonable to have a baseline testing at age 40 to assess the risk of subsequent prostate cancer detection. There is uniform agreement that an early detection program will likely benefit young men in a predefined high risk group (African-American men and men with first degree relatives diagnosed with prostate cancer). Early detection is still the key to successful treatment of prostate cancer. Testing should include a rectal exam as well as a PSA blood test.
A new blood test, the Prostate Health Index (PHI) is now approved by FDA and is available in the Metroplex.
Subsequent testing may be based on age, life expectancy and testing history and should be discussed with a medical professional.
(Prostate Cancer Early Detection, page MS9)*
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Free Prostate Testing in the Metroplex is
Available at Selected Locations
Wheels for Wellness Car Show will be Saturday, September 23, 2023 in Downtown Fort Worth. This event offers a free PSA testing. The event is supported by the Wheels For Wellness, North Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition, Fort Worth Prostate Cancer Support Group at Moncrief, as well as Texas Health, Harris Hospital. During last year’s event, over 400 cars were registered; more importantly, over 150 men took advantage of the free prostate testing.
Tarrant County offers a free screening through the Healthy Lives Matter organization. This event is held every year in February around Valentine’s Day. The event includes a 1-hour lecture on prostate cancer. During the 2023 HLM event, about 170 men were screened.
Moncrief Cancer Institute’s mobile screening program offers free PSA tests in Fort Worth. The free screenings are available to anyone with a prostate between the ages of 40 and 69 and who doesn’t have health insurance or would otherwise have trouble paying for the test. Screening is available by appointment every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Call 817-288-9970 or visit moncrief.com/screening to make an appointment. Screenings are also available at other places in Arlington, Grand Prairie and Fort Worth during January through April. https://www.moncrief.com/star-telegram-arlington-clinic-will-offer-free-prostate-cancer-screenings-here%E2%80%99s-what-you-need-know.
For free PSA testing in Dallas, please visit https://requestatest.com/free-psa-test-dallas-texas-8160-walnut-hill-ln-216-75231
Prostate Cancer Testings (PSA only)
September 17, 2022 (Sat): 10am-2pm,
Wheels for Wellness -free prostate cancer testing (PSA only),
Downtown Fort Worth
With all of the discussions about screening/testing, only a few free PSA testing events are offered in the area.
Please consult your doctor regarding whether or not PSA testing is appropriate for you.