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Doctors Hospital Offers Free PSA Screening

August 24, 2010

Augusta, GA– Doctors Hospital will offer a critical screening for men at no cost during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Besides skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, and the second-leading cause of cancer death in men. This year, more than 217,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed, and 32,050 men are projected to die from it, according to the American Cancer Society.

The best weapon in fighting prostate cancer is early detection. The earlier it is found the more options for treating it, and the greater the chances of survival. 

To get screened for Prostate Cancer, men need a PSA, prostate-specific antigen, test and a digital rectal exam (DRE). The PSA level in a man’s blood is generally a good predictor of the risk of prostate cancer. Doctors Hospital will provide the free PSA Sept. 20 to Sept. 26, from 7 a.m., to 7 p.m., in the hospital’s lab. The free screening is being offered to men 40 or older.

As an extra bonus, men who take advantage of this offer will get a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A. The coupon is good at participating Chick-fil-A restaurants in Aiken, Augusta, and North Augusta.

Participants should go to the hospital’s main entrance and register at patient registration for this screening. For more details call 706-651-4343.

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