Free prostate screenings offered

first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Free prostate screenings offered Published 3:00 am Wednesday, March 8, 2017 By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Moody said, behind lung cancer, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death among men in the United States.“Early detection and treatment are key factors in addressing prostate cancer,” he said. “No one knows the exact cause of prostate cancer. Doctor can seldom explain why one man develops the disease and another doesn’t. One in six men will get prostate cancer sometime in his life.”Moody said age and race are the strongest risk factors for prostate cancer. By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content You Might Like Showtime: Pike County Cattlemen hosts 2nd annual Kids’ Goat Show Saturday Pike County kids and their “kids” will be on parade during the 2nd Annual Goat Show sponsored by the Pike… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration A physical examination is also given to detect prostate cancer. The tests take about 10 minutes. “Those 10 minutes could save your life,” Moody said. Troy Regional Medical Center will also participate in Saturday’s event with free glucose and cholesterol checks. A representative from the TRMC Sleep Lab will be available to answer questions. Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip Email the author “African Americans men are at special risk for the disease and have the highest rate of prostate cancer in the world,” he said. “One in four African American men will get prostate cancer and are 2.5 times more likely to die from the disease.”A man’s risk of prostate cancer is higher than the average if his father, brother or uncle had the disease.“Those are the reasons that the men of Pike County are urged and encouraged to take advantage of the free prostate cancer screenings at the Pike County Health Department on Saturday,” Moody said. “There are no noticeable symptoms of prostate cancer while it’s still in the early stages. That’s why screening is so critical and why every man over 40 should be screened annually.”Screening for prostate cancer involves a simple PSA blood test that measures the level of protein in the blood. Normally, PSA is found in the blood at very low levels. Elevated PSA readings can be a sign of prostate cancer. Once again, the Urology Health Foundation and the Pike County Health Department will hold a free prostate cancer screening for men 40 years of age and older. The screenings will be conducted from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pike County Health Department in Troy.All men within the specified age range are encouraged to take advantage of this free prostate cancer screening opportunity.“Most men will do anything to avoid going to the doctor,” said Dr. Thomas Moody, president of the Urology Health Foundation in Birmingham. “They believe that illnesses such as cancer happen to someone else. However, the reality is far from that.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Book Nook to reopenlast_img

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