Prostate Screenings Sept. 24 at Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center

Free prostate cancer awareness month event supports GetYourGownOn.org

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A free prostate cancer screening event will be held this Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare.

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Local doctors will provide prostate cancer screening exams from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Free screenings include a Prostate Specific Antigen blood test and digital rectal exam.

Annual prostate screening exams are recommended for men age 40 and over. Prostate cancer is highly treatable if caught early.

Scottsdale Healthcare is hosting this event as part of its "GetYourGownOn.org" campaign to raise awareness about men's health issues in the greater Phoenix area.

Important facts about prostate cancer:

  • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men.
  • Nearly one in six men are diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • Different people have different symptoms for prostate cancer; some men do not exhibit symptoms at all.
  • Prostate cancer is most treatable when found early.
  • All men age 40 or older should have a prostate exam as part of an annual physical.

Exams can be scheduled at shc.org/events or by calling 480-882-4636. The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center is located at 10460 N. 92nd St. (Shea Blvd. & 92nd St.) on the campus of Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center.

The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare is the first major cancer center in greater Phoenix to offer comprehensive cancer care and research through Phase I clinical trials, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and support services in collaboration with leading community physicians and scientific and academic researchers.  

The Scottsdale Healthcare cancer program holds Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

For more information on prostate cancer, treatment options and to read survivor stories, visit getyourgownon.org.

Scottsdale Healthcare is the community-based, nonprofit parent organization of the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute, Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital and Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation. For more information, visit www.shc.org.

SOURCE Scottsdale Healthcare



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