Free Prostate Screening held at Markey Cancer Center
Media Contact: Keith Hautala
LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 16, 2010) — The Markey Cancer
Center offered free prostate cancer screenings, by appointment only,
from 4:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28.
Prostate cancer is the second-leading killer of adult men. Typically
slow-growing, prostate cancer often goes undetected for years. The goal
of screening is to detect prostate cancer early, when there are more
options for treatment, the risks of complications are lower, and the
chance for survival is much higher. The screening, which is
recommended to be performed yearly for men of screening-eligible age,
consists of a brief, painless physical examination and a blood test.
These free screenings are available to men who have not had a screening
in at least two years and who are over 40 (or over 35 for higher-risk
individuals, including minority men and those with a family history of
prostate cancer). Appointments may be made by calling 859-257-4488 or toll-free, 1-866-340-4488.
These free screenings are not intended to serve as a "second opinion"
for men who have been tested recently. Men who have previously had an
abnormal prostate examination are urged to make an appointment with a
urologist. To make an appointment to see a UK urologist, please call