BURBAGE REGIONAL CANCER CARE CENTER TO HOLD FREE PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING EVENT
– An estimated one in nine American men will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. While research has shown that some prostate cancers grow slowly and may never cause problems, the disease is the second leading cause of cancer death in men.
Prostate cancer doesn’t have symptoms at first, so early detection through screening gives affected men and their health care providers the information they need to make the best decision regarding their health. That’s why the physicians at Atlantic General Hospital’s John H. ‘Jack’ Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center are holding a free screening event in April for men at increased risk for prostate cancer.
Radiation oncologist Manoj Jain and urologist James Cherry will be on-hand to provide education and conduct digital rectal exams; blood draws will be available to test PSA, or prostate-specific antigen levels. PSA is a substance produced by the prostate gland. Increased amounts of PSA may indicate prostate cancer or other prostate disease.
Men over 50 years of age, those with a family history of the disease, and African American men are at increased risk of developing prostate cancer.
Free Prostate Cancer Screening Event
April 24, 2019
5 – 7 p.m.
John H. ‘Jack’ Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center
9707 Healthway Drive
Berlin, MD 21811
Pre-registration is required. To pre-register, call 410-629-6288.
About Atlantic General Hospital
Atlantic General Hospital, a designated primary stroke center, has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties since May 1993. Built through the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, Atlantic General’s main facility in Berlin, Md., combines the warmth of personalized attention with the reassurance of medical expertise and advanced technology. The not-for-profit hospital provides quality specialty care in oncology, medical and surgical weight loss, orthopedics, and women’s diagnostics among other services. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists, cares for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.