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HEALTH ALERT: Why Men Should Get a Cancer Screening
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on April 13, 2012 @ 9:36PM
Created on April 13, 2012 @ 6:31PM
United Hospital Center's Director of Oncology Linda Carte joined 5 News for our Health Alert Segment.  In this segment we have an alert for all you men out there about the importance of cancer screenings.  

Men have a higher cancer death rate than women, though they are less likely to be willing to get screened.  In this segment we will discuss:
  • Why is it so important to get screened?
  • What is included in a screening?
  • Who should go to the screening?
  • What raises a man's chance of getting prostate cancer and what are some of the symptoms?

On Friday April 20, the Cecil B. Highland, Jr. & Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center at United Hospital Center will hold a men's cancer screening at Family Medicine from 2:00 through 4:00 p.m., on the fifth floor of the Physicians Office Building located at 527 Medical Park Drive.  

The screening will include testicular screening, manual prostate screening, colorectal screening, educational materials, educational activities coordinated by the American Cancer Society and PSA for High Risk Males.  Pr-registration is required for the screening.  You can per-register by calling 1-800-607-8888.

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