(PRWEB) September 21, 2013
The St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center has disclosed the results of the joint free prostate cancer screening conducted by the New York Yankees in conjunction with Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure.
Before and during the September 3rd game against the Chicago White Sox, 125 fans and Yankees employees took advantage of complimentary PSA exams designed to save their lives.
An astonishing 33 men were notified by phone by hospital staff that they were found to have an elevated PSA and were invited for follow-up care.
This percentage is considered far beyond the normal range found in typical screenings.
Ed Randall, Founder and CEO, remarked, “We hope that what St. Luke’s-Roosevelt found in their analysis of the blood samples was not 33 new cases of prostate cancer. Let it be 33 cases of prostatitis, a virus.”
Randall continued, “If you are a man over the age of 40 who thinks it cannot happen to you, it can. These men answered our call to action, standing on line at Yankee Stadium presumably feeling fine but anxious to find out the state of their medical condition. Thanks to the New York Yankees and our sponsors, now they know how insidious prostate cancer, a disease with no symptoms, is. Yet again, as in my experience, early detection saves lives.”
With regard to recent assertions by some in the medical community that men need not submit to prostate cancer screenings, Randall said, “I have another 33 reasons, living, breathing reasons who will attest personally to the value of our successful ‘Know Your Score’ national campaign. Here is proof positive as to the life-saving value of prostate cancer screenings.”
Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure (http://www.fans4thecure.org) was established in 2003, dedicated to the proposition of spreading the twin gospels of prostate cancer awareness and the life-saving value of early detection, of which Ed Randall, a cancer survivor, can attest.