The Urology Health Center, PC, and Fremont Area Medical Center (FAMC) will offer free Prostate cancer screening exams to men over 40 on Saturday, September 10, in recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
The screening exams, performed by Drs. Ansar Khan and Paulos Yohannes, Urologists and members of the Medical Staff at FAMC, are for the early detection of prostate cancer and will consist of a digital rectal examination and a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test. The combination of these two tests is the most effective and efficient method for detecting prostate cancer at an early stage, before it has escaped the prostate gland.
Screenings are offered by appointment only, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Urology Health Center located at 2735 North Clarkson in Fremont. To schedule an exam, call (402) 727-5000. Appointments are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
The American Cancer Society predicts that, in this year alone, about 240,890 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and one man in six will get that diagnosis at sometime during his lifetime. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential since there is no cure for advanced prostate cancer.