September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Because September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Riverside is making it easy and FREE to get a prostate screening. Free prostate cancer screenings (PSA blood test and urology exam) are offered at three locations through out Eastern Virginia in Tappahannock, Gloucester and Newport News. These screenings are available for eligible men between 40 and 75 years old.
Thursday, September 21 at 6 p.m. Learn from Urologist, Scott Burgess, M.D., about risk factors and prevention before your free prostate cancer screening. Talk starts at 6 p.m. Register by calling 757-269-3555 Riverside Cancer Care Center 12100 Warwick Boulevard (corner of Warwick and J. Clyde) Newport News
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Riverside Walter Reed Urology is hosting this event, with screenings done by Dr. John Maggioncalda
7552 Hospital Drive, Building D, Suite 302
Gloucester, VA 23061
Register by calling 757-534-5196
Thursday, September 28
1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Riverside Urology Specialists is hosting this event at:
668 Hospital Road, Suite 300
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Register by calling 804-445-2298
Free Prostate Screenings will also be offered at the Community Free Clinic as well. To register at this location, please call (757) 594-4060.
The Community Free Clinic of
Newport News 727 25th Street 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Newport News
Why Prostate Screenings Are Important
For men in southeastern Virginia and across the nation, and particularly for men between 40 and 65, it's always a good time to know the facts about prostate cancer.
There are some very good reasons to be there:
- One out of every six men will get prostate cancer
- It's the second leading cause of cancer death among men
- The prevalence of prostate cancer is even higher among African American men
- Prostate cancer can have no specific symptoms and men live with the disease without knowing it
The good news is that when detected early prostate cancer has a very
high survival rate. Keep in mind that these free screenings cannot
only detect prostate cancer but can unveil other potential prostate
problems as well.