A post on CancerConnect.com shares the observance of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September.
Prostate cancer, as shared in the post, is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, as well as one of the leading causes of cancer death among men. The observance of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month serves as a way to bring focus to the disease, and will hopefully lead to an increase in public understanding about prostate cancer.
As part of the observance, urologists at the Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut, will be giving free prostate cancer screenings, according to a feature on The Hour. The screening is sponsored by the Whittingham Cancer Center of Norwalk Hospital. Serving as coordinator for the event is Linda Versea, the administrative manager of the Whittingham Cancer Center.
The free screening, which has been scheduled for September 18 starting at 9 in the morning and lasting until noon, is for men between 40 to 75 years old, who is not under the care of a urologist or a primary care physician and does not have a history of prostate cancer, according to Dr. Jonathan Bernie, urologist and chief of robotic surgery. Two exams will be conducted: a digital rectal exam (DRE), and a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test.
Dr. Peter Dodds, the chairman of the Norwalk Hospital Department of Surgery, shared that the free screening serves as a way of bringing awareness to the importance of regular prostate cancer screenings.