Prostate is one of the most common cancers diagnosed and the fifth leading cause of death for men, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The lifetime risk of developing prostate cancer is about 16 percent, and that risk increases with age, according to the CDC.
In observation of national Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, family physician Clayton Bowman, M.D., is offering a free prostate cancer screening beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at his offices, Stone Street Primary Care, 220 Stone St., Morehead.
In accordance with American Urological Association guidelines, the screening is offered to men between the ages of 55 and 69. The screening includes a free PSA blood test and digital rectal exam. Appointments are required and may be made by calling 1-888-377-KDMC (5362).
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