When prostate cancer is detected early, prior to spreading to other organs, the five-year survival rate is nearly 100 percent. It’s just one of the reasons why Floyd Memorial Hospital is offering free prostate cancer screenings on Sunday, September 25, from 6 to 9 a.m. The screening consists of a PSA blood test and digital rectal exam, and is open to all men in the community.
This is the 21st year that Floyd Memorial has offered free prostate cancer screenings; helping to detect cancers that otherwise would not have been detected. Last year alone, 644 men took advantage of the free screenings, with five cases of cancer detected. The free screenings are part of Floyd Memorial Hospital’s Healthier Community Initiative, sponsored by the Floyd Memorial Foundation.
Advance registration is required by September 16. To register, call 1-800-4-SOURCE (1-800-476-8723).