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Free Men’s Health Screening Event Offered at Texas Health HEB

 

BEDFORD, TEXAS, Sept. 10, 2014 – Almost 240,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, according to estimates from the American Cancer Society (ACS). Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men.

An estimated one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lives, but most men do not die from the disease.

That’s why early detection is important.

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford will host a free prostate screening event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 20. The event will be held in the Edwards Cancer Center, located on the north side of the Texas Health HEB campus, 1600 Hospital Parkway in Bedford.

The prostate screening includes a digital rectal exam and PSA blood test.  Also offered are balance screenings, blood pressure screenings, fitness activities, health education, nutritional information and screening prevention tips from the ACS.

Along with the screenings, an inflatable walk-through display of the colon will educate visitors on colorectal cancer prevention and early
detection.

“Having annual screenings is a good way to keep a handle on your risk factors for many diseases and cancers,” said Wade Lowry, M.D., urologist on the medical staff of Texas Health HEB, and the hospital’s medical director for prostate screening.

Registration is required and appointments are limited. To register in advance for the screening, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355) or register online at www.TexasHealth.org/HEB.

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