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.

2 Comments

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

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

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.
Chuck

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