Prostate Cancer Research Foundation
The thought of a prostate cancer exam for any man is not a pretty one. Don’t worry though, because you don’t have to go the traditional route anymore. Instead, you can get a PSA blood test.
PSA is a protein produced by the prostate and released in very small amounts into the bloodstream. When there’s a problem with the prostate, such as when prostate cancer develops and grows, more and more PSA is released, until it reaches a level where it can be easily detected in the blood.
During a PSA test, a small amount of blood is drawn from the arm, and the level of PSA is measured. PSA levels under 4 ng/mL are usually considered “normal,” results over 10 ng/mL are usually considered “high,” and results between 4 and 10 ng/mL are usually considered “intermediate.”
But guys, did you know that up to 1 in 38 for ages 40 to 59, and 1 in 15 for ages 60 to 69 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer?
To me, that’s a bad statistic.
Last weekend, and all next week I will be traveling with Michael Milken and the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation. We will be visiting numerous ballparks around the country to help raise funds that go to researching a cure for this devistating disease.
We would have been at the Yankees v Mets game on Saturday but it rained. We also went to Cleveland where Cliff Lee threw an outstanding ball game and nearly threw a no-hitter.
Our tour will take us through Philadelphia, Yankee Stadium, Baltimore, Boston, Kansas City and we’ll end up in Anaheim when my beloved Dodgers play the Angels on Father’s Day.