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Prostate Cancer Screening Available to Men in Siouxland
Start Date
08/27/2012
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Mercy Medical Center, along the June E. Nylen Cancer Center, Siouxland Hematology/Oncology Association, and Siouxland Urology Associates P.C. are teaming up to provide this prostate screening program for early detection.

According to the National Cancer Institute, one in six men will be diagnosed with cancer of the prostate during their lifetime. Men should discuss prostate cancer screening with their physician typically starting at age 50 for a baseline. However, men at high risk of developing prostate cancer should receive a baseline screening around age 45. This includes African Americans and men who have a first-degree relative diagnosed with prostate cancer. This discussion should take place at age 40 for men at even higher risk (those with more than one first-degree relative who had prostate cancer at an early age).

The screening, held at the June E. Nylen Cancer Center on Wednesday, September 5th, includes a digital exam of the prostate by a local urologist and a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) blood test. The cost is $15 and the participants will receive their results with an extra copy to share with their family physician.

This screening is provided for men who need a baseline screening, or for men who may not have a family physician or insurance coverage, and for men who have not had a prostate screening by their physician in the last two years.

Appointments are required by calling Mercy at 712-279-2989 or send an email to odonnelk@mercyhealth.com.

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