Mather Hospital’s Men's Prostate Health Center offers free hospital-based screenings as well as some prostate screenings in the workplace. The Center serves as a resource for information and education concerning prostate health and offers screenings and referrals for prostate care.
Screenings are comprised of a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test as well as a digital rectal examination, which is conducted by a Mather lab technician and physician’s assistant, respectively.
One in five American men will develop prostate cancer during his lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among American men, and increasing age is the single largest risk factor for developing the disease. The cause of prostate cancer is unknown.
According to the American Cancer Society, nearly all men whose prostate cancer is detected before it spreads will survive – but early detection is largely up to you. You need to get the facts about prostate cancer and how it can affect you, and you need to have regular prostate health exams.
For more information, contact the Men's Prostate Health Center at 631-476-2776.