Local Health Organizations Sponsor Prostate Cancer Screening

Men are invited to make an appointment for a free prostate cancer screening on Thursday, October 1. The screenings will be scheduled between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm at the Talbot County Health Department located at 100 S. Hanson Street in Easton.

The prostate cancer screening includes a physical examination and a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test. The free health service is open to men age 35 and older who live in any Mid-Shore county. The screening is also offered to men as young as age 30 if they are at higher risk for prostate cancer, specifically African American men and those with a family history of prostate cancer.

This community health service is sponsored through a partnership between Shore Regional Cancer Center; urologists on the Shore Health System medical staff; Talbot County Health Department; Talbot County NAACP; and American Cancer Society.

Screenings will be done by appointment only. For more information and to make an appointment, call Shore Regional Cancer Center at 410-820-6800.

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Local Health Organizations Sponsor Prostate Cancer Screening

During Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, men are invited to take advantage of free prostate cancer screening. This health service will be held on Wednesday, September 17 between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm at the Talbot County Health Department located at 100 S. Hanson Street in Easton.

The free screening is open to men age 35 and older who live in any Mid-Shore county. The screening is also offered to men as young as age 30 if they are at higher risk for prostate cancer, specifically African American men and those with a family history of prostate cancer. The prostate cancer screening includes a physical examination and a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test.

Sharon Richter, RN, clinical research nurse for Shore Regional cancer Center, says, “According to the Prostate Cancer Education Council, more than 230,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed this year and one out of every six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. We encourage men to come for this free screening to reduce their chances of finding out too late that they have this treatable form of cancer.”

This community health service is sponsored through a partnership that includes Shore
Health System and its affiliate Shore Regional Cancer Center; urologists John Foley, MD, Christopher Runz, DO, and John Devine, MD, from Eastern Shore Urology Associates; Talbot County NAACP; The American Cancer Society; Talbot County Health Department; volunteer Judy Secrist, RN, and nurses from Eastern Shore Oncology.

For more information and to make an appointment, call Shore Regional Cancer Center at 410-820-6800.

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