Free Prostate Screenings at Memorial Regional Cancer Center

What: Free prostate screenings
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 5
Time: Noon – 5 p.m.
Place: Memorial Regional Cancer Center

The physicians and staff of Memorial Regional Cancer Center (MRCC) will offer free prostate screenings and special ‘test drives’ of the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System on Wednesday, Oct. 5 from noon to 5 p.m. Each 30-minute screening will include a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) blood test, and a digital rectal exam.

Screenings are recommended for those with no history of the disease, African-American men from 40 – 75 years old, all men ages 40-75 with a positive family history of the disease, and non African-American men between 50 – 75 years of age with no family history of prostate cancer.

MRCC is located off the main lobby of Memorial Hospital. Patients can use valet parking at the hospital’s main entrance off Bartlett Street. Those interested are asked to register by calling 574-647-1801.

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States.

Media who would like to speak to a physician about prostate cancer symptoms and treatment options, or talk with a prostate cancer patient about their experiences, can call Maggie Scroope at 574-647-3234.