University Urology Offers Free Prostate Cancer Screenings Sept. 19
Thursday, August 31, 2006
Doctors at University Urology will provide free prostate cancer screenings for area men who are at risk of the disease from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at St. Joseph Neighborhood Center, 417 South Ave. The free tests are being offered in observance of Prostate Cancer Awareness Week.
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men, other than skin cancer. About 235,000 men will be diagnosed with it this year in the United States.
Doctors can diagnose prostate cancer early by testing the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in blood. The disease may also be found during a digital rectal examination. Both tests will be provided at the free event, which is open to men who have not been screened.
The American Cancer Society recommends men begin annual prostate cancer screenings at age 50, unless they have relatives who have had prostate cancer or are African-American, and they should begin testing at 45.
Registration is required. Call 275-2838.