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Free Prostate Screening November 14th

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

menshealthIn recognition of Men’s Health, Fort HealthCare is offering a free, baseline prostate screening for men on Saturday, November 14th from 8-11:00 a.m. at Fort HealthCare Urology Associates, located at 520 Handeyside Lane in Fort Atkinson.

Men between the ages of 55-69 who have not been diagnosed with prostate cancer are encouraged to make an appointment for a FREE prostate screening exam. The exam includes a digital rectal exam and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men after skin cancer. It’s also the second most deadly after lung cancer. The good news is that prostate cancer can be detected earlier than ever, when treatment is most likely to be effective. Unfortunately, prostate cancer does not offer many signs or symptoms until the latter stages of the disease.

Other than quitting smoking, exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet, a man’s next best defense is to begin screening for prostate cancer at age 50. Men with a relative who has had prostate cancer may need to start screening at age 40. Once prostate cancer has been diagnosed, treatment depends on a number of factors—not only whether the cancer has spread, but also the man’s age, health, expected life span and level of concern about possible side effects.

“Most prostate cancers develop and grow slowly over many years,” said Fort HealthCare urologist Craig Kozler, M.D. “Symptoms are not often evident in the early stages of the disease. As with most forms of cancer, early detection may be the key to successful treatment and survival.”

To schedule your FREE exam call (920) 563-7744.

Offered by Fort HealthCare’s Urology Associates and funded by Tomorrow’s Hope.