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Published on September 02, 2010
Mercy Medical Center, in co-sponsorship with other area healthcare providers, is offering a free prostate cancer screening for men in the community who are uninsured or underserved. The screening targets men all men 50 years of age and older and men at high risk, including:
The screening will include a blood test and a brief prostate exam. No reservations are needed.
Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The latest American Cancer Society estimates for prostate cancer in the United States are for 2010:
In addition to Mercy, other sponsors include Iowa Cancer Consortium, First Light Christian Fellowship, Iowa Dept. of Public Health, American Cancer Society, Community Health Free Clinic, physicians at PCI Urology and Weland Laboratories.
What: Free Prostate Cancer Screening
When: Wed., Sept. 15, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Community Health Free Clinic, 947 14th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids
Who: Men who are uninsured or underserved
Dinner will be provided following the screening.