A PSA screening for prostate cancer could make the difference between life and death for a number of men.
A free screening with a blood test will be offered 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday in the Coliseum Medical Centers’ cafeteria, according to a news release.
The event is being held by the Coliseum Cancer Institute to help make men in Middle Georgia more aware of the importance of early detection and treatment options in fighting and surviving this disease.
The prostate is a gland found only in men, and it varies in size with age.
In 2011, 240,890 new cases of prostate cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the United States and an estimate of about 33,720 men will die of the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind lung cancer.
The results of the blood test will be mailed to the participant’s home for them to follow-up with their physician, the release stated.