In recognition of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Blount Memorial Hospital is hosting free prostate cancer screenings throughout the month of September at the CareToday Clinic at East Tennessee Medical Group, located at 266 Joule St. in Alcoa.
More than 29,000 men in the United States die from prostate cancer every year. The disease is the second-leading cause of cancer death (lung cancer is No. 1) among white, black and Hispanic men in the United States. If diagnosed early, however, the five-year survival rate for prostate cancer is almost 100 percent.
If you’re a man age 40 or older, or are a younger man with a family history of prostate cancer, take advantage of this free screening opportunity. The PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test is a simple blood draw, and the entire screening takes less than 15 minutes.
Appointments are available Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9-11 a.m.
There is no fee for the screening and no insurance will be billed, however, registration is required. To reserve a test time click here, or call 865-984-3864 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.