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Willis-Knighton To Offer Free Screening

Willis-Knighton to Offer Free Prostate Cancer Screening

Willis-Knighton Cancer Center, 2600 Kings Highway, is offering a free prostate cancer screening Thursday, Dec. 12, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The screening will take place in the Proton Therapy Center conference room and will include a PSA blood test.

 

Males are eligible for the free test if they are between ages 45 and 70, have never been diagnosed with prostate cancer and have not had a prostate exam within the past year.

 

Advance registration is required and is available by phone at (318) 212-8225 or online at wkhs.com – Classes & Events.

 

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, according to the American Cancer Society. The ACS estimates almost 175,000 new cases of prostate cancer this year and about 32,000 deaths from the disease. About one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. About six cases in 10 are diagnosed in men who are 65 or older, with the average age at diagnosis 66.

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