Free Prostate Screening Events

By WEEK Producer

Free Prostate Screening Events

September 21, 2010 Updated Sep 21, 2010 at 2:53 PM CDT

The Peoria City/County Health Department and Methodist Wellmobile will host free prostate screening events for Peoria County residents.

Any man 50 years of age or older, men 40 years or older who are African-Americans or have a family history of a prostate cancer, and are uninsured are eligible to receive a PSA blood screening at these events.

The Methodist Wellmobile will be offering appointments for free blood screens for PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen), cholesterol, and glucose from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at 2116 N. Sheridan Road, Peoria on the following dates:
October 5
November 12
January 21
February 11

To make an appointment for the free blood screenings through the Methodist Wellmobile, call the Peoria City/County Health Department at 679-6690.

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in American men.

Approximately, one out of every six American men will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime.

The PSA blood test is one tool your doctor can use to help in reviewing your risk for prostate cancer.

The Health Department is also offering free prostate cancer awareness presentations to community, faith-based and social service organizations.

For more information about prostate cancer presentations or the free screenings, call the Peoria City/County Health Department at 679-6690.

For other information on public health issues, visit www.pcchd.org.

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