August 4, 2014

Free prostate cancer screenings to be offered in September

Prostate cancer affects 1 in 6 men. Early detection could save lives. Men over 45 – or any man with a family history of prostate cancer – who have not had a prostate screening in the past year can get free PSA and DRE testing on Tuesday, September 16.

Holy Spirit Health System and Urology of Central Pennsylvania, Inc. (UCPA) have teamed up with ZERO, The End Of Prostate Cancer, to bring a mobile unit to the area for free, confidential, and convenient testing. The ZERO mobile unit is a specially converted bus with two private exam rooms. Testing takes about 10 minutes and no appointment is needed.

On September 16, the ZERO bus will be parked on Commonwealth Avenue, Harrisburg, near the Capitol Building.  Men can take advantage of these free, private screenings from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The ZERO bus will travel to Duncannon and will be parked at the Duncannon Family Health Center, 51 Business Campus Way. Screenings will be offered from 2 to 5 p.m.

Physicians from Urology of Central Pennsylvania will perform the prostate exams and staff from Holy Spirit Hospital will draw the blood for the PSA screening.

For more information, contact Holy Spirit Hospital at 763-2427 or www.hsh.org or Urology of Central Pennsylvania, Inc., at 888-9026 or www.urologycp.com.

© 2014 Holy Spirit, a Geisinger affiliate