An estimated 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime and 1 in 6 African American men will be diagnosed. Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in men. Only skin cancer is more common. Prostate cancer is curable if caught early. Make time for yourself. Get screened.

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Free Prostate Cancer Screening

Supported by Riverside Urology Specialists

Riverside Health System offers free prostate cancer screening events every September as part of our recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Free screenings may be available at other times of the year as well, especially for those who meet financial assistance guidelines. Please call 1-800-520-7006 to ask about prostate cancer screenings.

Screening guidelines

  • Men ages 45 to 72 are eligible to be screened.
  • Men who have been diagnogsed or treated for prostate cancer are NOT eligible.

Screening done safely in the age of COVID-19

Your health and safety have always been our priorities. Because of the COVID-19 guidelines, we will be taking new infection prevention steps for any screening event.

  • Men who attend will be screened when they arrive – this includes a questionnaire and taking your temperature. You will not be admitted to the screening if you have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher and/or you have other flu-like symptoms (cough, sore throat, body aches, diarrhea).
  • The Riverside staff is also screened with temperature checks at the beginning of each shift. If any team member has a fever, they will be sent home and can only come back to work if cleared by our Employee Health staff.
  • Masking: Men attending the screening should wear their own personal mask when they arrive.
  • As part of our usual routine, Riverside team members will be wearing personal protective equipment (mask, gloves and eye protection) during your screening.

Cleaning
Patient rooms are cleaned and sanitized between each screening visit with an advanced high-level cleaner. All nonclinical areas (waiting room, desks, lobbies) will continue to be disinfected multiple times a day.

Hand hygiene
All patients will receive guidelines on effective hand sanitizing using our existing hand sanitizers on-site. All staff will continue to sanitize their hands in and out of patient rooms.

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