Free Prostate Screenings to be Offered at Miller Park on May 12

May 9, 2014

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 Monday, May 12 (rain or shine), from 7 am to 1 pm at Miller Park, the free screenings will be provided in the comfortable, private environment of 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 for two tickets to a future Milwaukee Brewers home game.

Statistics show one in every six men will develop prostate cancer. With early detection, prostate cancer is highly curable. For all men, the risk of prostate cancer goes up at age 50, and for African-American men, the risk elevates at age 40.

“If you’re over 50, or are over 40 with an increased risk for developing prostate cancer based on family history or ethnicity, getting checked is a simple step that could save your life,” said William See, MD, prostate cancer specialist with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center at the Froedtert Hospital campus. “This is an incredible time for men with prostate cancer and their physicians. We may be in one of the most progressive periods ever with prostate and urological cancer research.”

Dr. See added, “If diagnosed with cancer, patients should determine if their physician has advanced specialty training in treating this disease. Many men find it helpful to get a second opinion, and we offer clinical trials to expand their options.”

Men are encouraged to talk with their physicians about whether and when screening is appropriate.

The prostate cancer screening involves a blood draw to measure the amount of prostate specific antigen, or PSA, in the blood, as well as a physical examination of the prostate gland. The PSA test is a widely used diagnostic tool to identify changes in the prostate that may indicate disease.

Participants in the screening at Miller Park will learn the results of the physical exam immediately; PSA test results are mailed within four weeks. All results are confidential.

Exams will be performed by Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin physicians and clinical experts in two 39-foot clinic vehicles operated by ZERO. The exam takes 20 minutes; wait times will depend on demand. Fasting is not necessary. Men should eat before arriving and stay well-hydrated – important for the PSA blood test.

More than 450 men were screened at the last event. More than 16 percent had abnormal PSA results and nearly 10 percent had abnormal physical prostate exam results. In the six years the free event has been held, more than 3,100 men have been screened—many of them for the first time.

Financial support from donors to the Froedtert Hospital Foundation help support this event.

For information about the Froedtert & the Medical College Prostate and Urologic Cancer Program or physician team, call 414-805-0505 or visit froedtert.com/prostate.

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital is a 500-bed academic medical center and a leading referral resource for advanced medical care. Froedtert Hospital also operates the region’s only adult Level I Trauma Center. The primary adult teaching affiliate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital is a major training facility for more than 1,000 medical, nursing and health technical students annually. It is also a respected research center, participating in some 2,000 research studies, including clinical trials, every year. Froedtert Hospital is located on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus. Campus partners are: BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Curative Care Network, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division. For more information, visit froedtert.com.

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