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Free PSA Screenings During National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Free PSA Screenings During National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September 08, 2011

Augusta, GA  – Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men, and 1 in 6 will be diagnosed with this disease during his lifetime.  According to the American Cancer Society, this year about 240,890 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. and 33,720 men are projected to die from it. 

The best weapon in fighting prostate cancer is early detection which is why Doctors Hospital will be offering FREE prostate cancer screenings.

What: Free PSA Screening

When: Sunday, September 11th – Saturday, September 17th   from 7am – 7pm

Where: Doctors Hospital Laboratory

Who: Men ages 50 and older

This screening involves a simple blood test called a PSA which stands for prostate-specific antigen. The PSA test is used primarily to screen for prostate cancer before symptoms appear. A PSA test measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) found in the blood. PSA is a protein produced in the prostate, a small gland about the size and shape of a walnut that sits below a man's bladder.  If a man’s PSA level is elevated, it is possible that he may have prostate cancer and additional testing is advised. 

No appointment is necessary.  Please report to Central Registration during regular business hours or directly to the hospital Laboratory afterhours or on the weekend.  For more information call: (706) 651-4343.

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