The Prostate Cancer Support Association of New Mexico (PCSANM) offers a program to help men who have never had a PSA test or haven’t had one in a long time.
The Prostate Cancer Support Association of New Mexico believes men should have at least a baseline PSA score for reference, starting at age 50 for most men, and age 40 for high risk men; African Americans and men with a family history of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer strikes about one in seven men during their lifetimes and about one in six for African Americans.
This new program is designed for men who haven’t had a recent PSA test, for reasons such as but not limited to no doctor or health care, no insurance, show troubling symptoms, or need reassurance. It is not designed for our current PCSANM members. It is not designed for men who get regular checkups and blood work. A man is entitled to one lifetime use of this program.
We will only ask you for your name and dob, address, email, and phone number for our tracking. No one from our group will call you (except to remind you to use the voucher after a month), email or write you. User may give us their information to get on our mailing/notices list if they wish before or after testing, or if they want to receive our materials. All our services, including one-on, buddy list, library, meetings, etc are free support services by fellow Prostate Cancer survivors, and unpaid peer facilitators for the group.
To receive this free PSA blood test, you must come to our office at 2533 Virginia St NE, Suite C, Albuquerque, NM 87110, just NW of Wyoming and Menaul to pick up a voucher. Our office is open Monday thru Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
When you present this voucher to Any Lab Test Now at 2305 San Pedro NE, Suite D1, Albuquerque, NM 87110, they will draw blood, and you can choose how you want to get your results: fax, mail, email, pickup yourself. Tests before 4 p.m. get results in one day, tests after 4 p.m. take 2 days. Their office is open Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PCSANM will have no knowledge of your results.
If you want to come back to our office to find out more information, we are glad to help. We strongly encourage you to share your results with any medical professional you do see.
A PSA test is a simple blood draw that measures the level of a protein called prostate-specific antigen (PSA), which is manufactured by the prostate. Doctors use the test to help detect cancer, but it does not provide a definite diagnosis.
Finally, if you don’t fit into this target group, but know someone who does – family member, coworker, or friend, for example – let them know about the free test.
Interested in a free PSA test?
Call us to see if you qualify for a voucher.
2533 Virginia St NE, Suite C, Albuquerque, NM 87110