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Published on September 16, 2013

Cone Health Cancer Center Offers Free Prostate Cancer Screening

In recognition that prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American men, Cone Health Cancer Center will offer free prostate cancer screenings in September and October.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Cancer Center at Annie Penn Hospital.
  • Monday, Sept. 30, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Brown Summit Family Medicine, 4901 N.C. Highway 150 E., Brown Summit.
  • Monday, Oct. 7, from 5:45 – 7:15 p.m. at Western Rockingham Family Medicine, 401 W. Decatur Street, Madison.

The screenings include a free PSA blood test and a digital rectal exam performed by a urologist. The American Cancer Society recommends that men talk with their doctors about whether to start screening for prostate cancer at age 50. African-American men and men who have had a brother or father with prostate cancer before age 65 should have this discussion at age 45. Men who have more than one close family member who has had prostate cancer should talk with their physician at age 40.

The prostate screenings are free to men 40 to 64 who have not been seen by their doctor or who have not had a prostate screening within the past year.

While the screening is free, registration is required. Please register by calling 832-8000.

The public can find information about other programs and classes offered by Cone Health Cancer Center in the “Upcoming Events” section of conehealth.com.

Cone Health Cancer Center offers one of the widest varieties of prostate cancer treatment options in the area, including TomoTherapy® and prostate seed implants.

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