Prostate Screening & Awareness Program
The Methodist Prostate Screening and Awareness Program (PSAP) has reached out to men where they gather – at their churches, barbershops, and family reunions in the Dallas, Texas area.
The most important achievement of the Methodist Prostate Screening and Awareness Program by far has been the detection of serious health threats, even beyond prostate cancer, that have been accomplished during screenings. At these early stages, harm can still be prevented.
Every man over age 50 (age 45 if you’re African American or have a family history of the disease) should know his risk for prostate cancer and talk to a health professional about a regular screening schedule. The sooner prostate cancer is caught, the easier it is to treat.
While this free community program is no longer offered, we recommend that you talk with your physician about this very important test. If you need to find a physician, use our directory or call 214-947-6296.
Watch former Dallas Cowboys great, Super Bowl champion, Hall of Fame inductee, and prostate cancer survivor Mel Renfro talk about his involvement with Methodist's Prostate Screening and Awareness Program.
Since its creation the Methodist Prostate Screening and Awareness Program (PSAP) has:
- Screened more than 80,000 men — more than any other hospital-based program in the United States
- Provided education to more than 150,000 men
- Received the 2008 Texas Hospital Association's Excellence in Community Service Award
- Recognized by the American Cancer Society
- Recognized by the White House
Prostate cancer resources
Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, or any other affiliated institution.