In early April, Ed Randall was a guest on the CURE Talks Cancer podcast. In a conversation with Kristie L. Kahl of CURE, Ed shared the story of how he was diagnosed with cancer at age 47. Over the course of the interview, Ed talked about how he received support in starting our organization, and how the professional baseball community helped Fans for the Cure begin to deliver on its mission to promote prostate cancer awareness and education.
The Value of the PSA Test
During the show, Ed highlighted the need for and value of the PSA test, when asked about the charity’s campaign, KNOW YOUR SCORE. As Ed discussed on the recent show, it’s important for (some) men above age 40 to get a PSA test on a regular basis. The PSA is a simple blood test that measures the concentration of prostate-specific antigen (PSA), a protein produced by the prostate gland.
At Fans for the Cure, we support the American Cancer Society’s recommended schedule for men to obtain their first PSA blood tests for prostate cancer:
- Ages 50-69 who are at average risk for the disease;
- Age 45 or older and are African-American;
- Age 40 when with at least one first-degree relative (father, brother, or son) has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
We have shared further information about the PSA test on the Screening & Diagnosis page on our site. (If you have further questions about prostate cancer screening and testing, we invite you to ask us a question about prostate cancer.)
Listen to the CURE Talks Cancer Podcast
We’re grateful to Kristie Kahl and her colleagues at CURE for inviting Ed onto the show. Raising awareness about prostate cancer and prostate cancer testing is a key aspect of our work. Taking our message to the airwaves via the Cure Talks Cancer podcast is a great way for us to work towards fulfilling our mission.Listen to the Podcast