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Prostate Screening

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

The University of Arizona in partnership with Arizona Department of Administration Benefit Options will have the Prostate On-site Project Mobile Unit on the UA mall for prostate cancer screening.

Mark Your Calendar!

Thursday, September 28, 2017
7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
East side of the UA Mall at the “Cherry Pull-out”
 
Appointments are required.  Call to schedule: 480-964-3013 or 1-800-828-6139

Prostate Cancer Screenings include:

  • PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) blood draw
  • DRE (Digital Rectal Exam)
  • Testicular exam
  • Board Certified Urologist Consultation

 
NO COST to State of Arizona employees and spouses eligible for full benefits.

Not a state employee?  Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Health Care, Health Net, and Humana insurances are accepted.  Do not have insurance?  Cost is $72, due at time of service.

Not sure if prostate cancer screening is recommended for you? 

Prostate cancer screening guidelines are currently being re-evaluated by the US Preventative Services Task Force.  You can review the USPSTF Final Research Plan
 
Decisions about prostate cancer screening are best made in consultation with your Primary Care Provider.  Here are guidelines recommended by the American Cancer Society:
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/moreinformation/prostatecancerearlydetection/prostate-cancer-early-detection-acs-recommendations

 


 

I would like to thank the UA Life & Work Connections program for sponsoring the Prostate Cancer screening clinic in February 2015. My husband had been seeing his primary care doctor regularly, but the physical exam that (the Board Certified Urologist) with Prostate On-site Project provided found a mass.  Although the blood test (PSA) was borderline normal, my husband was referred for follow-up.  As our health insurance allowed him to schedule an appointment with an urologist directly, he was able to have a biopsy done which confirmed a cancer diagnosis. Fortunately the cancer had not spread outside the prostate, and a Tucson urologist performed surgery.  At this point in time it looks to have been successful in removing the cancer, but further follow-up will be needed.

Without the screening offered, and relying on regular visits to his primary care doctor, the cancer would not have been diagnosed unless serious symptoms developed; it is likely that it would have advanced.  I hope you will be able to continue providing this very valuable service for employees and their spouses.

UA Employee
 

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