Free Prostate Screenings & Free Brewers Tickets May 12
|Even though you may not be able to avoid the first number,
you can avoid being part of the second if it is detected early.
The event, presented by Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network, Fox 6, the Milwaukee Brewers, ZERO-Prostate Cancer Testing and the Froedtert Hospital Foundation, takes place Monday, May 12, from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. and no appointment is necessary. Exams will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The incentive? Beyond just making sure you are healthy, the first 250 men who complete the screening will receive a voucher good for two tickets to a future Milwaukee Brewers home game.
The free, private screenings will be provided in two mobile clinic vehicles in the stadium parking lot, near the Home Plate Gate entrance at the northwest corner of the ballpark. The exam involves a blood test to measure the amount of prostate specific antigen, or PSA, in the blood and a physical examination of the prostate gland. The PSA test is the most widely available test to identify changes in the prostate that may indicate disease.
Participants will know the results of their physical exam immediately; PSA test results will be mailed within four weeks. All results are confidential. Because there are risks and benefits associated with prostate cancer screening, men are encouraged to talk with their physicians about whether and when screening is appropriate. Prostate cancer screening is not recommended for men younger than age 55, unless they are African-American, or have risk factors such as a family history of prostate cancer.
Exams will be performed by Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin physicians and other clinical experts. The exam takes approximately 20 minutes; wait times will depend on demand. Fasting is not necessary. Men should eat before arriving and stay well-hydrated.