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Appointments Available for Free Prostate Cancer Screenings

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 12:39
The Philips Family Cancer Center in 2023 during National Cancer Survivors Month
Durell Godfrey

On Wednesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Stony Brook Medicine will host free prostate cancer screenings at the Phillips Family Cancer Center on County Road 39A in Southampton.
 
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to be diagnosed in American men. According to Stony Brook Medicine, “approximately 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 1 in 41 men will die of the disease.” Additionally, prostate cancer generally shows no symptoms and the key to long-term survival rates is early detection, so a screening is the best way to detect prostate cancer in the early stages.

Stony Brook Medicine also notes that “men aged 45-75 years, African American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer,” are the most likely to benefit from early screenings. 

No insurance is required, but appointments are recommended and can be made by calling (631) 216-9181.

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