MHLbannersmallSaturday, September 8, 2012

Prostate exams probably don't top the list of things you want to do, but regularly scheduled prostate screenings are an important way for men over the age of 40 to take charge of their health.

Because September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Riverside is making it easy - and free - to get a prostate screening. The screenings (PSA blood test and urology exam) are available at two locations on Saturday, September 8th and there are some very good reasons to be there. The good news is that when detected early, prostate cancer has a very high survival rate. And keep in mind that these free screenings cannot only detect prostate cancer but can unveil other potential prostate problems as well.

Two Locations for Free Prostate Screenings:

Location 1:
Riverside Cancer Care Center
(on the campus of Riverside Regional Medical Center)
12100 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23601
8:00 a.m. to noon

The free screening is for men aged 40 to 75. Please call (800) 520-7006 to verify eligibility and to register; an appointment is needed. In addition to free prostate cancer screenings at the above location, men and women 50 years of age and older can take advantage of a free PVD screening. Please call (757) 595-6363 to verify eligibility and to register.

Location 2:
The Community Free Clinic of Newport News
727 25th Street Newport News, VA 23607
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

To register for prostate screenings at the Community Free Clinic, please call (757) 594-4060.

Raising Awareness with Your Feet hightop-sneakers

You can join others in our community in the Prostate Cancer Awareness Walk sponsored by the Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum and the 100 Black Men of the Virginia Peninsula. This short walk (1/2 mile) is another awareness builder for prostate cancer and an opportunity to support survivors and be a personal advocate for men's health. The Awareness Walk starts at the Riverside Cancer Care Center at 12100 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News (the corner of Warwick Boulevard and J. Clyde Morris Boulevard).