MAYWOOD, IL – As part of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Loyola Medicine will offer free prostate cancer screenings on Wednesday, Sept. 14.
The screenings, which include a blood test and an exam by a board-certified physician, will be held between 3 and 7 p.m. at the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood. Parking will be free and light refreshments will be served.
Appointment times are limited and registration is recommended. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to register, call 888-584-7888.
Screenings are not recommended for men who currently are under the care of a urologist.
"When caught early enough, prostate cancer is highly treatable," said Robert C. Flanigan, MD, chair of Loyola’s department of urology. "Early detection can dramatically increase the chances of surviving prostate cancer."
According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetimes. This year more than 26,000 men are expected to die of the disease. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men. In the U.S., 1 in 39 men will die of prostate cancer.