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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Loyola to Offer Free Prostate Cancer Screenings on September 14

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.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.