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Free Prostate Cancer Screenings to be Offered at Miller Park

May 3, 2013

Marking six years of collaboration, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, Fox 6, the Milwaukee Brewers and ZERO-Prostate Cancer Testing are again joining together to encourage men to protect themselves against prostate cancer.

Set for Wednesday, May 29 (rain or shine), from 7 am to 1 pm at Miller Park, 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. No appointment is necessary. Exams will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The first 250 men who complete the screening will receive a voucher good for two tickets to a future Milwaukee Brewers home game.

Statistics show one in every six men will develop prostate cancer. The good news is that with early detection, prostate cancer is highly curable. “If you’re over 40, getting checked is a simple step that could save your life,” said William See, MD, prostate cancer specialist with Froedtert & The Medical College Prostate and Urologic Cancer Program.
“For all men, the risk of prostate cancer goes up at age 50, and for African-American men, the risk elevates at age 40.”

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.

Exams will be performed by Medical College of Wisconsin physicians and other clinical experts from Froedtert & The Medical College. 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.

The screenings will be conducted in two 39-foot clinic vehicles operated by ZERO and two rooms inside Miller Park stadium. These venues provide a comfortable, private environment. Support from donors to the Froedtert Hospital Foundation helped secure the second clinic vehicle for the event.

Nearly 700 men were screened at the last event. More than 8 percent had abnormal PSA results and about 5 percent had abnormal physical prostate exam results. In the five years the free event has been held, more than 2,700 men have been screened—many of them for the first time.

For more information about prostate cancer, call Froedtert & The Medical College at 414-805-0505 or visit froedtert.com/prostate.

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