Hospital plans free prostate tests

Staff report

ST. MARYS — Joint Township District Memorial Hospital will provide free prostate screenings to men, 40 to 75,

April 3 from 2 to 5 p.m. and April 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the hospital, 200 St. Clair Ave., St. Marys.

The Prostate Cancer Education Council recommends that men 40 and older receive an annual prostate exam.

The PCEC further recommends that men who have a family history of prostate cancer or who are African-American should initiate annual screenings at 35.

Cancer of the prostate can go undetected for years because there may be no symptoms. The only way to detect prostate cancer in its earliest and most curable stage is by getting a prostate cancer screening which includes a prostate-specific antigen blood test and a digital rectal exam.

For an appointment, email or call 419-394-6132.

Staff report