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Hospital Teams up for Cancer Awareness

August 24, 2010

Augusta, GA – Early detection is the best weapon in surviving prostate cancer and breast cancer, and the key is getting screened. To that end, Doctors Hospital, local Chick-fil-A restaurants and Family-Friendly 88.3 WAFJ are teaming up to raise awareness about the importance of men and women getting screened.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, and the second-leading cause of cancer death of men in the United States. Nationally, during September, which is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, men are encouraged to learn more about prostate cancer and to get a prostate screening. A screening includes a PSA, a prostate-specific antigen test, and a Digital Rectal Exam, DRE.

In October, there is a national focus is on breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer and women are encouraged to get a mammogram to screen for it. In 2010, an estimated 207,090 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and about 39,840 women are expected to die from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society.

As an extra incentive for men and women to get these respective tests, Chick-fil-A Restaurants in Aiken, Augusta and North Augusta are offering a coupon for a free chicken sandwich for men 40 and older who get their PSA at Doctors Hospital in September and for women who schedule their mammogram at Doctors Hospital in October.

To get a free PSA, men should go to the hospital’s main entrance and register at patient registration from Sep.20 to Sept. 26 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. For more details call 706-651-4343 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              706-651-4343      end_of_the_skype_highlighting. To schedule a mammogram, women should call 877-357-0159 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              877-357-0159      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

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