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Centegra to offer free prostate screening

Published: Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 12:13 a.m.CDT

McHENRY – In this year alone, the American Cancer Society estimates 238,590 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and 29,720 men will die of prostate cancer.

Centegra Health System will offer a free men’s screening event that will include a prostate screening from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 14 at the Centegra Sage Cancer Center, 4305 Medical Center Drive, in McHenry.

The screenings are intended for men ages 50 or older with no present symptoms or history of prostate cancer, disease or surgery. Screenings are recommended at an earlier age for men with a family history of prostate cancer or African-Americans.

The prostate screening will include a digital rectal exam and a prostate specific antigen blood test that measures the protein level produced in the prostate gland.

In addition to the prostate screening, Centegra Health System will offer free skin screenings and oral, head and neck screenings.

Space is limited and registration is required. Register by calling 877-236-8347.

–Northwest Herald

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