Every 20 minutes a husband, son, father or grandfather dies from prostate cancer, the most common type of cancer found in American men.
Still, many men do not undergo regular screenings. In an effort to raise awareness and fight the statistics, FOX10 and Infirmary Health are offering free prostate blood tests on Friday, September 20 at the FOX10 Studios at 1501 Satchel Paige Drive in Mobile.
Patients can also opt to receive a free blood pressure and blood glucose check at the time of the prostate specific antigen (PSA) exam. In about a week, the results will be returned to patients.
The American Urological Association recommends an annual prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening for the early detection of prostate cancer. Men at high risk should be screened at age 40.
High risk includes those with a family history of prostate cancer and men of African-American decent.
The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 220,900 new cases of prostate cancer in the United States this year.
Warning signs for serious prostate problems may include weak or interrupted flow of urine, the need to urinate frequently, blood in the urine and chronic pain in the lower back, pelvis and upper thighs.
In recognition of September as National Prostate Health Month, Infirmary Health System offers prostate cancer screenings and seminars at all hospitals in the system, as well as screenings at other locations throughout the area.
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