Free prostate screening days for men in the Washington DC area

The Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Urology at Georgetown University Hospital are offering their tenth annual free prostate screening days for local area men.

This year, screening participants may also volunteer to participate in a study designed to test different methods of educating men about prostate cancer.

Screenings are scheduled for September 11 and 18, 2004 at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University.

To register please call 202-342-2400.

Prostate cancer will affect an estimated one in five men over the course of a lifetime. It is the number two cause of cancer deaths among US men, and according to the National Cancer Institute, African American men have about a 60% higher incidence rate than white men. Locally, the incidence of prostate cancer is higher than the national average. Early detection tools, such as PSA screenings, have dramatically increased a man’s chance to survive.

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