Free Prostate Cancer Screening June 27 at James P. Wilmot Cancer Center

June 05, 2001

A free prostate cancer screening clinic will be held at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 27th. Local urologists will conduct exams to detect prostate cancer in local men.

Each screening takes about 10 minutes to conduct and participants and their primary care physician will receive a written report of findings within a week.

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in U.S. men. There are two simple tests -- a blood test and digital rectal exam -- that when combined, can detect most cases of prostate cancer.

Men over 50 are encouraged to get annual exams and African American men, who are diagnosed with prostate cancer at twice the rate as white men, should start annual screenings at 40.

For more information, call Bill Flesher, R.N., M.P.H., at (716) 275-1817.

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