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UK Markey Cancer Center Offers
Free Prostate Cancer Screenings

By Jill Holder

 

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Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, and most cases are diagnosed in men over the age of 50.

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Sept. 5, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center will offer free prostate cancer screenings from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 11 and 18. Registration is required.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, and most cases are diagnosed in men over the age of 50. To qualify for screening, men must be between the ages of 50 and 70, must not be under the care of a urologist, must not have had a rectal exam or PSA blood test within the past year, and must never have been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Because of their increased risk for the disease, African-American men between the ages of 40 and 70 and men with a family history of prostate cancer also are eligible for the free screenings.

The screening will be held in the Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson Cancer Facility for Women at UK.

To register or for more information, call UK Health Connection at (859) 257-1000 or (800) 333-8874.


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