On Monday, the Man Van will be in Airdrie at Genesis Place from 2-6 p.m. The Man Van is the country's first mobile men's health clinic offering prostate-specific antigen blood testing used for early detection of prostate cancer.

Camille Scheible, the provincial manager for the Man Van Program with the Prostate Cancer Center talked about why men between the ages of 40-80 should get tested and depending on family history, possibly be checked annually.

"A lot of men don't necessarily seek out preventative health care. They often feel that if they're feeling good, they don't need to go to the doctor. We're just here to provide information and share that actually, you have this thing called the prostate and this is how often it needs to be checked and why it should be checked."

Scheible did state a lot of times men might not have symptoms of anything but could have problems developing on the inside. It could be something like cancer or it can also be non-cancerous that can cause difficulties for men.

"When we do the blood test, which doesn't necessarily lead to prostate cancer diagnosis itself, but the overall health of the prostate, we do find about seven per cent of the test to be elevated, meaning that they do require some sort of further testing."

For those who do want to get checked, all you have to do is show up, no appointment is necessary, the test will take 15 minutes and that is it.

"If somebody is going to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, catching it early is very important."

Since the Man Van first started operations back in 2009, they have tested 67,000 men, serving around 7,000 each year.

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