Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - Prostate Cancer Awareness Health Events

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and according to the American Cancer Society, it’s the most comman cancer among men (after skin cancer). Prostate cancer affects 1 in 7 men in their lifetime. While serious, prostate cancer is treatable if caught early.

Holy Family Memorial is using this month to educate people about prostate health and offering screenings to increase the number of prostate cancer survivors in our community.

Urologist Gedas Grinis, MD, of HFM Urology, will present a talk – “Prostate HealthTalk: Sentenced to the Bowl & Chain?” on Wednesday, September 23, at 6 p.m. Dr. Grinis will provide the latest information on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of an enlarged prostate, including information on a new laser therapy being offered at HFM Urology. The talk will be held at the Lighthouse Inn in Two Rivers.

In addition to the health talk, HFM will be offering prostate screenings on Wednesday, September 30, from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the HFM Cancer Center, 2300 Western Avenue in Manitowoc. The prostate screening will include a free rectal digital exam and a PSA (Prostate-specific antigen) for a small fee of $15.00. Screening is recommended for men over age 50 who have not had a prostate exam or screening in the past 12 months.

To register for the Prostate HealthTalk, register online now or by calling (920) 320-3868.To schedule a prostate screening, call HFM Central Scheduling at (920) 320-6777.

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