Free Screening on September 22 is Crucial to Saving Lives
According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men after skin cancer and is the second leading cause of death behind lung cancer. While one in every six men will get prostate cancer in his lifetime, only one in every 36 will die of this disease.
Prostate cancer is nearly 100% survivable when detected early but there are often no signs or symptoms of the disease in its earliest stages, so screening is crucial to saving lives. Those with a family history of prostate cancer and African-American men are at an even higher risk.
What: To help encourage men in the Colorado Springs area to get screened, a free prostate cancer screening will be offered to the community. The screening will include a free PSA blood test.
Who: The screening is available to men over the age of 50 who have never had a prostate cancer diagnosis or treatment and have not had a PSA test or rectal exam in the past year. High risk patients are eligible to participate at 45 years or older (this includes African-American men, Hispanic men, and men with a family history of prostate cancer).
Where: Peak Vista Family Health Centers, 225 South Union Blvd
When: Saturday, September 22 from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Register: To register, please call 719-444-CARE / option 3
Media Contact: Lisa Gates, 719-776-5610
Public Information Officer
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services – Penrose Cancer Center
SME Contact: Dr. Anuj Peddada, Radiation Oncologist