Early on, prostate cancer has no symptoms, but it can be
detected by testing the prostate-specific antigen in the blood,
known as the PSA, and by examining the prostate for bumps or hard
areas. When prostate cancer is treated in its early, localized
phase, the five-year survival rate is nearly 100 percent. These are
all compelling reasons for men to have an annual prostate cancer
screening, according to Mark Hilliard, administrator of the health
On Monday from 4:30 to 7 p.m., the Logan County Health
Department is hosting a free prostate cancer screening for men 50-70
years of age, or 40-70 if African-American, who have never been
diagnosed with prostate cancer and are not routinely being seen by
an urologist. Blood will be drawn for the PSA level, blood pressures
will be checked, and a prostate exam will be done by a physician.
Free massages will be available from a licensed massage therapist.
Appointments are required. Call the health department at 735-2317
to schedule an appointment.
[Text from file received
from the Logan
County Health Department]