Free PSA tests at Prostate Awareness Clinic, Aug. 6

WINCHESTER — A vital tool in the early diagnosis of prostate cancer, ‘PSA’ tests are being offered free to men next Sat., Aug. 6 at  Winchester District Memorial Hospital.

The hospital has once again partnered with the TELUS Ride For Dad, Nation Valley ATV Club and the Black Walnut Prostate Cancer Support Group to host its second annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Clinic.

Along with a brief information session, there will be an opportunity for participants to receive the free blood test (a test normally costing $30-$50). PSA stands for Prostate-Specific-Antigen. One of the simplest and quickest ways to help detect prostate cancer early, they test PSA levels by drawing a little bit of blood.

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canadian men, generally affecting those over 40. With early detection, prostate cancer can be successfully treated in 90 per cent of cases. In the longer term, research into improved diagnosis, treatment and prevention will further improve our capacity to deal with this disease.

Short information sessions about prostate cancer and early detection will re-occur between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., along with optional on-site free PSA tests.

Parking is free for clinic attendees.

Men over the age of 40 are encouraged to attend. Bring your health card.


Prostate Cancer Awareness Night

But if gridiron has greater appeal than hospital gurney, local advocates are also promoting an upcoming Prostate Cancer Awareness Night featuring a trip out to a Redblacks game on Fri., Aug. 19. Ottawa’s CFL team faces the Montreal Alouettes 7 p.m. that evening at TD Place.

Tickets are $45 each or $55 with bus ride from Iroquois, Morrisburg, Winchester and Metcalfe.

To order tickets or more information call:

Tom Clapp 613-774-3565; Doug Nugent 613-543-3874; Stephen Law 613-652-2421; Ted Ceelen 613-989-5659; or Steve Wilson 613-652-2422; or email:

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