Real Friends Encourage Prostate Cancer Screening

Who convinced me to get screened?

“Originally my wife saw the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago (PCFC) Screening Event in the local paper.  Now I am glad I receive your email reminder.  How can you go wrong? Screening is quick, easy and free!

I know there are pros and cons about the PSA test, that alone it is not 100%.  But since this screening adds the physical examination (DRE), men get more of the facts we need each year.  Some say screening for prostate cancer that might be slow growing is not important, but I am glad to have all the information possible to treat it early and effectively.”    Arnie S.



“I knew about Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Chicago Prostate Cancer Center through my involvement on the Westmont Park District Board.  One of our longtime leaders was vacationing in Michigan and made several attempts to contact me so I could take the screening time slot he couldn’t keep.  It’s nice when your colleagues watch out for you!”  James L.


A third Screening Event participant shared how he turned the loss of a friend into an important life-giving ritual.  According to Martin L., “I had a friend die of colon cancer 17 years ago and it made me start thinking about cancer awareness and prevention.  When I first heard about your prostate cancer screening event on the radio, I decided it was time to act.  Really glad Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago and Chicago Prostate Cancer Center provide this screening event every year; I wouldn’t miss it.”


PCFC and CPCC thank these three forthcoming participants in the 2016 Free Prostate Screening Event for sharing their motivation for screening.

In observation of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month the event provided 60 men with PSA blood test, digital rectal examination (DRE) , and consultation.  Contact nonprofit Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago at 630-654-2515 to arrange prostate cancer screening.  To learn  more about—or donate in support of—  screening and other PCFC services, please call or click Patient Support Group, Corporate and Community Wellness, research and educational programs.

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