Hill Country Memorial Wellness Center will offer a two-part prostate cancer screening Tuesday, Oct. 28, to facilitate early detection and potentially increase survival rates among local men.
A prostate specific antigen test (PSA), physical exam and a review of lab results will be provided by three participating urologists: William A. Freeborn, M.D.; Michael C. Jones, M.D.; and Andrew P. Rockwood, M.D.
Part I of the screening will be a blood draw on Tuesday, Oct. 28, scheduled between 7 and 9 a.m. Part II is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 12, between 5 and 6:30 p.m. for a five-minute physical exam. Both screening parts will take place at the Wellness Center.
The fee for the screening is $35 to cover lab costs. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. To arrange for a screening, call the Wellness Center at 830-997-1355.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) reports prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. Because there are usually no early symptoms for prostate cancer, a screening can detect cancer before it spreads beyond the gland. When diagnosed in the early stages, prostate cancer can be treated successfully. ACS statistics show more than two million U.S. prostate cancer survivors are alive today largely due to early detection.