September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness MonthProstate Screening
So make sure you're aware of these Riverside-sponsored events

Three Events for Free Prostate Cancer Screenings
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.


Newport News

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
Newport News (corner of Warwick and J. Clyde)

Gloucester

September 26
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

Tappahannock

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
Newport News
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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.