Posted on | June 6, 2012 | No Comments
Head to Sam’s Club on Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a free men’s health screening. Members and the public will receive a Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test* to screen for accelerated PSA protein levels in the blood, which is a symptom of benign prostate enlargement and/or prostate cancer. Additional free screenings include body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure test, will be available to the first 50 men who show up at each location. Sam’s Club estimates that these tests have a total value of up to $150.
Sam’s Club is offering the screenings in honor of Men’s Health Month and just in time for Father’s Day. Half of men over the age of 50, and 90 percent of men over the age of 80 will experience symptoms of an enlarged prostate. An enlarged prostate can signify various illnesses and even be an early warning sign of cancer. About 1 in 6 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. Prostate cancer, however, can be treated if caught early so it is important for men to be routinely screened.