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UK To Offer Free Cancer Screenings

Contact: 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. To qualify for screening, men must be between the ages of 50 and 70 and must never have been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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August 12, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center will offer free prostate cancer screenings from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 17. Registration is required. The free screenings are made possible, in part, through the generous support of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc.

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 and must never have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Because of their increased risk for the disease, men with a family history of prostate cancer and African-American men between the ages of 40 and 70 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 Markey Cancer Center. To register or for more information, call UK Health Connection at (859) 257-1000 or (800) 333-8874.


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