The Calgary Prostate Centre
Last year over 400 men died of prostate cancer in Alberta and 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed in their lifetime. When detected early, prostate cancer is one of the most successfully treated types of cancer.
Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre fights prostate cancer by delivering one-stop support to men and their families through rapid access to personalized care, research and education. We promote overall health and wellbeing in our state of the art not for profit facility located at the Rockyview Hospital.
Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre also operates the MAN VAN™, which goes out into the communities of Calgary and rural southern Alberta. Its two mobile PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood testing clinics provide baseline PSA tests for men aged 40 and older and create awareness about the importance of early detection of prostate cancer as it is treatable if caught early. As well as offering free PSA tests, we felt it made sense to have men understand other numbers that affected their long-term health. We now administer tests and awareness to men on blood sugar, blood pressure, waist circumference and a mental health stress test to men over the age of 18.