Prostate Health Awareness

September 19201212:00 am
Philadelphia, PA, , , ,

This September, Prostate Health International (PHI) will lead Philadelphia’s support of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by providing free prostate cancer screenings to men of the Delaware Valley. Screening is vital as prostate cancer shows no symptoms in its earliest stages.  According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in men worldwide, behind only lung cancer. In the US, about 1 man in 6 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. And, while the average age at time of diagnosis is 67, men with a family history of prostate cancer have a higher risk of diagnosis at a young age. For the past six years, Prostate Health International has urged the importance of screenings through this annual event.

The free screenings include a blood test for prostate specific antigen (PSA), testosterone and cholesterol, and a digital rectal exam.

Screening is recommended for ALL men age 35 years and older. And will take place on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Kimmel Cancer Center – Bodine Center for Cancer Treatment (111 South 11th Street, Philadelphia). And Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Methodist Division – Radiation Oncology Department (1302 Wolf Street, Philadelphia)                            

Registration is required.  Please do so by calling 1-800-JEFF-NOW.

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