Prostate Cancer Research Foundation


Tommy and Milken.jpgThe 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.


Thank you for spreading the word. Too many men don’t take enough care of themselves.


Thanks Tom for your efforts. Too many men like myself never knew they had prostate cancer. It’s important to be tested on a regular basis. Luckily for me it’s been found at an early stage.

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