Free prostate screenings offered

CELINA — Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in U.S. men. However, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, if prostate cancer is diagnosed early, the five-year survival rate is almost 100 percent.

In conjunction with Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Mercer Health will once again offer free prostate screenings. The screenings, provided by local urologists, Dr. T. Amaran and Dr. Scott Cohen, will be on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 8 to 11 a.m. and Thursday, Sept. 21, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Community Medical Center in Celina.

Men with a family history of prostate cancer are at higher risk for developing the disease and should begin getting checked at age 35. The Prostate Cancer screening includes a Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test and a Digital Rectal Exam (DRE).

For more information about the screening or to register call 567-890-7102. A limited number of openings are available. Men with a family history of Prostate Cancer and those between the ages of 40 to 75 will be given priority.

Staff report