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[September 10, 2007]

FREE PROSTATE SCREENINGS SEP. 17 TO SEP 21

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. SUNY Downstate Medical Center will offer free prostate cancer screenings at various times and locations in Brooklyn from September 17-21. This service is available to men age 40 and older.

The good news is that prostate cancer is a very curable if detected early. Physicians can detect prostate cancer early if men do their part. Getting screened for prostate cancer will ensure you the best possible chance of leading a long and healthy life even if you have prostate cancer. If you do have prostate cancer, there are many options for treatment, most of which are non-surgical

If you are a man over the age of 40, you need to be screened for prostate cancer. Men with a family history of prostate cancer are at higher risk, as are men of African descent, who are at twice the risk of other men.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Week is a national program of the Prostate Cancer Education Council. Call 718-270-8846 or 718-270-3739 for more details.