There is no better time than September — during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month — for men to get their annual prostate cancer screenings. Although prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among men, when detected early, it boasts some of the highest survival rates.
Shore Health has partnered with the Talbot County NAACP, in conjunction with the Prostate Conditions Education Council, to provide free prostate cancer screenings on Thursday, Sept. 20. Appointments are available between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Talbot County Health Department, 100 S. Hanson Street in Easton.
According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 217,730 men will learn they have prostate cancer this year and more than 32,000 men will die from the disease. African-American men are disproportionately affected by prostate cancer, having higher rates of prostate cancer diagnosis and death than men of all other racial or ethnic groups in the United States. Almost one third of prostate cancer cases are found in men during their prime years at work.
Screenings are free, but advance registration is required. To schedule an appointment for Sept. 20, call Shore Regional Cancer Center, 410-820-6800.