2005-08-25 / Travel

Prostate Cancer Awareness Kicks Off With Free Screenings

Nearly 800 New Yorkers will die from prostate cancer this year. In fact, one in every 37 prostate cancer deaths is a New York City man.

That’s why the National Prostate Cancer Coalition is bringing free screenings to Brooklyn.

Screening saves lives: over 99 percent survive prostate cancer when caught early through annual screenings. The problem is only 55 percent of men in New York get the annual testing they need.

Free prostate cancer screenings in Brooklyn will be conducted next Tuesday inside a 39-foot mobile unit, designed specifically for prostate cancer screenings that will be located outside St. Matthew’s Church, 1123 Eastern Parkway from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local licensed physicians will conduct a two-part screening procedure, which includes a complex Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test and physical examination.

The exams are free, in part, thanks to Bayer Diagnostics for donating the test kits and to Bostwick Laborato-ries for examining them.

The National Prostate Cancer Coalition sets the standard for rapidly reducing the burden of prostate cancer on American men and their families through awareness, outreach and advocacy.

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