St. Mary's Good Samaritan to offer free prostate cancer screenings | Health
MT VERNON, IL (KFVS) - St. Mary’s Good Samaritan will offer free prostate cancer screenings from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, at the Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care in Mt. Vernon.
One in every six men in the United States will develop prostate cancer during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. The ACS reports only skin cancer occurs more frequently among American men, and only lung cancer leads to more cancer-related deaths than prostate cancer.
American Cancer Society recommends that all men age 50 and older should have an annual PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood test and a digital rectal examination.
According to the American Cancer Society, most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. More than 2.5 million men in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today.
The American Cancer Society projects that in 2012, roughly 241,740 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and about 28,170 men will die of prostate cancer. So, be safe and get screened.
Space is limited for the screening. Anyone wanting to participate must pre-register by calling toll-free (888) 257-6098 or online at smgsi.com under “online event registration”. The Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care is located at 4117 Veterans Memorial Drive in Mt. Vernon.
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