Men's prostate health event at Memorial

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[September 08, 2012]  SPRINGFIELD -- Memorial Medical Center will host a free session for men about prostate health. The session will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 in the hospital's Wedeberg Conference Center.

The event is open to the public.

Two Springfield Clinic urologists, Thomas Baron, M.D., and David Lieber, M.D., will lead a discussion about understanding prostate cancer, the most common non-skin cancer in men in the United States. More than 241,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year and more than 28,000 will die, according to the National Cancer Institute.

Those attending will learn about screening, diagnosis and treatment options for prostate cancer, including the da Vinci robotic surgical system.

Free prostate cancer screenings, which involve taking a blood sample, will be offered. The American Urological Association recommends that men over 40 should talk with their doctors about the decision to get a prostate screening exam, including a blood test and a physical exam of the prostate.

Light refreshments will be served.

The event will conclude at 7:30 p.m.

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To register, visit or call 217-788-3333.

Memorial Medical Center is at 701 N. First St. in Springfield. The Wedeberg Conference Center is on the hospital's lower level, near its main entrance. Parking is available in the hospital's visitor parking lots across from the main entrance at Miller and First streets. Valet parking is also available.

[Text from file received from Memorial Medical Center]

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