Healthy Lives Matter Spotlights Prostate Cancer Awareness

Tarrant County Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks hosts the 10th Annual Healthy Lives Matter Prostate Cancer Education and Screening Event, Saturday, February 24, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Moncrief Cancer Institute, 400 W. Magnolia Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76104.  A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

This is a free annual event for men to increase awareness about prostate cancer and get their PSA checked by trained professionals. Men over 45 who are high risk, which includes Men of Color and men who have a relative diagnosed with prostate cancer have the highest rate of cancer and are twice as likely to die from the disease.

More than 299,000 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. African-American and Hispanic men are 64 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer compared to Caucasian men, and are nearly 2.4 times as likely to die from the disease. PSA tests involve a small amount of blood being drawn from the arm and the level of PSA, a protein produced by the prostate, is measured.  Early detection is key and could save lives. REGISTER ON-LINE AT healthy lives website

For more information on this FREE event, call (817) 370-4500 or (817) 531-5600. 

News release date: January 24, 2024