Thursday, September 08, 2011
Memorial Hospital Offers Free Prostate Cancer Screenings
Memorial/LSUHSC Family Medicine Center will be conducting free prostate cancer screenings on Tuesday,
September 27, and Wednesday, September 28, from 1:30pm until 4:30pm. Screenings
are by appointment only.
skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among
American men, and the second leading cause of cancer-related death. Every three
minutes a man finds out he has prostate cancer, and nearly 30,000 men will die
from prostate cancer this year alone.
there are often no early warning signs of prostate cancer, the
best way to beat prostate cancer is by detecting it in its earliest stage. And
the only way to detect it early is through screening.
over the age of 50 and less than the age of 75 should have
a digital rectal exam of the prostate gland and a prostate-specific antigen
(PSA) blood test every year, and
at high risk for prostate cancer, including African American men or men who have
a history of prostate cancer in close family members, should begin screenings at
an earlier age.
information or to schedule an appointment for a prostate cancer screening, call
Memorial/LSUHSC Family Medicine Center at (337) 494-2023.