Are you struggling to think of the ideal Father’s Day gift? This time of year, many of us are faced with the challenge of finding a gift that expresses our love and gratitude for the special fathers in our lives. If you are once again facing this dilemma, why not give peace of mind for their prostate health with information about the 4Kscore this Father’s Day.
Prostate Cancer Risk
Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in men, second only to skin cancer. It is estimated that 161,360 men in the US will be diagnosed with the disease this year and it will lead to 26,730 deaths.  Though prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men, the number of deaths from the disease in the US continues to decline.  This is welcome news to the loved ones of the men diagnosed with this disease. This highlights the need to continue screening for prostate cancer with PSA, and providing those men who have an abnormal PSA with their risk of aggressive prostate cancer with a test such as 4Kscore. If you, or a loved one, are considered high risk, the 4Kscore can provide peace of mind to those who matter most.
The 4Kscore® Test
The 4Kscore is a simple blood test that helps doctors and patients in the biopsy decision-making process. The 4Kscore determines a patient’s probability for having aggressive prostate cancer upon biopsy. To arrive at a patient’s 4Kscore, a blood sample is evaluated to measure four prostate-specific kallikreins in the blood: Total PSA, Free PSA, Intact PSA, and Human Kallikrein 2 (hK2). The results of the blood test, along with clinical findings, are then analyzed in an algorithm to arrive at the patient’s personal risk percent from <1% to >95% of having aggressive cancer in a biopsy.
Give the Gift of Peace of Mind this Father’s Day
Rather than giving the special dads in your life another gadget this year, give the gift of prostate health peace of mind with information about prostate cancer risk and the 4Kscore test. Download our brochure and encourage him to contact this physician and ask the right questions. If his physician believes the 4Kscore test is right for him and orders the 4Kscore test, he can have his blood drawn at a 4Kscore patient service center.
On behalf of all of us at BioReference, we wish you and your family a very Happy Father’s Day!
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- Prostate Cancer: Statistics. Available http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/prostate-cancer/statistics. (Accessed May 30, 2017).