SEPTEMBER IS PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Eddie Check and Provision CARES Proton Therapy to Provide FREE PSA Screenings and Blood Drive at 11 East TN Locations Sept 12-13
Knoxville, TN, September 3, 2019 Nisus Corporation announces their 16th annual Eddie Check event in partnership with Provision CARES Proton Therapy and MEDIC. September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and in an effort to elevate awareness, this event offers free Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) tests to men 40 years of age and older in the community. This simple blood test provides an opportunity to potentially catch prostate cancer in the early stages.
It is especially important to bring awareness of prostate cancer to the community as the disease has no symptoms until it is in the advanced stages. The American Cancer society projects the number of new prostate cancer diagnoses at 174,650 for 2019, and the number of lives claimed to the disease at 31,620 in 2019. One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer – the most common non-skin, male-specific cancer. Nearly three million men in the US are living with a prostate cancer diagnosis, and that number is estimated to reach four million by 2024 as baby boomers age.
But there’s still good news. If prostate cancer is caught early, the 5-year survival rate is nearly 100%. The numbers say it all: Get tested! As the PSA score rises it can be an indicator of prostate cancer, and the PSA test is used to help detect potential prostate cancer in men. No certain PSA level is considered normal or abnormal, and an elevated level does not mean you definitely have prostate cancer – only a biopsy can diagnose cancer. Always discuss PSA test results with your doctor and be sure to have a digital rectal exam (DRE), as about 6% of men with prostate cancer continue to have normal PSA.
Go to www.eddiecheck.com for more information on the history of the event or to simply find the Eddie Check event location nearest you on Sept 12 or 13.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Linde Mills at 800-264-0870 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.