Myrtle Beach, SC (September 2, 2015) – Grand Strand Health will be sponsoring three prostate cancer screenings during Prostate Cancer Awareness month in September. The screenings include a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test and a Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) for $20. Exams will be performed by Atlantic Urology Clinics physicians.
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. About one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. About one man in 38 will die of prostate cancer. It is important for men to get routine health checks from their physicians.
Screenings will be held by appointment only on Monday, September 14 at Carolina Health Specialists in Socastee; Tuesday, September 15 at Atlantic Urology Clinics in Myrtle Beach; and Wednesday, September 16 at Grand Strand Senior Care in Little River. All appointments are from 6 – 7:30 pm and registration is required by calling 843-692-4444.
Prostate cancer screenings are recommended for men ages 50 and older. Men with a family history of prostate cancer are at a higher risk; as are African-American men who are at twice the risk of other men. It is recommended that men who are at a higher risk receive a prostate cancer screening at age 45.