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[September 13, 2007]  Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the men of Logan County. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime.

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 department.

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]

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