St. Bernards Medical Center will sponsor a free prostate cancer screening from 7 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at St. Bernards Auditorium, 505 East Washington Ave.
Screenings are designed for men age 40 and up.
The National Cancer Institute indicates that one in seven men will develop prostate cancer and that it is the second most common cancer among men in the United States.
Primarily a disease of older men, cancer of the prostate tends to grow more slowly than other types of cancers. A man may have cancerous cells for many years before developing symptoms – or he may never develop symptoms at all.
Factors closely linked to prostate cancer risk include age, family history and ethnicity. Older men – especially those 50 or older – are at higher risk. African-American men have the highest rates of prostate cancer, followed by whites, Hispanics, Asian-Pacific islanders and native Americans.
For more information, please call the St. Bernards Healthline at 870.207.7300. No RSVP or pre-registration required.