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August 31, 2006

Prostate cancer screenings available

UPMC Cancer Centers and Pitt’s Department of Urology are offering free prostate cancer screenings Sept. 19 and 21, 5-7 p.m., at the Shadyside Medical Center, 5200 Centre Ave., Suite 209.

During the next 10 years, the total number of men in the United States diagnosed with prostate cancer is expected to increase by 40 percent to approximately 300,000 a year. It is a serious health concern, especially for African-American men, who are nearly twice as likely to die from this disease as white men.

When detected early however, prostate cancer is a treatable and survivable disease.

Men aged 50 and older and men considered at high risk (African-American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer) aged 40 and older, who are not under the care of a urologist, have not been screened in the past year and who do not have a personal history of prostate cancer are eligible.

Call 412/605-3015 to schedule a screening appointment.

Filed under: Feature,Volume 39 Issue 1

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