Free Prostate Screenings, Health Lecture – September 17 in Santa Cruz
Posted on Aug 29, 2011
In honor of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center (SMSC) and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation will host the 10th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day on Saturday, September 17, 2011 in Santa Cruz, California. The event is free and open to the community. The event provides an extremely important prostate cancer screening opportunity for those men in the community who otherwise may not have access to screenings.
According to the National Prostate Cancer Coalition, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer in American men. It is the second greatest cause of cancer related death for men, second only to lung cancer. Over 90 percent of prostate cancer cases are found while the cancer is still either local or regional, and nearly 100 percent of these men are still alive five years after being diagnosed. In cases where the cancer has spread to distant parts of the body, 34 percent survive five years.
Free blood work (PSA test) and prostate exams 7 – 11 a.m.
Free one hour lecture 8 – 10 a.m., “Prostate Cancer: What every man should know about screening, treatment and prevention.” Lecture presented by Steven Roberts, M.D., a urologist and surgical oncologist at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
Are you at risk for prostate cancer?
You may be at higher risk, if you:
- Have a family history of cancer
- Are African American
- Eat a high-fat diet
- Are overweight
- Have a sedentary lifestyle
- Are over 50 years of age
Who should be tested?
- All men should have a baseline PSA
How often should I be tested?
- Men over 50 years old should have an annual exam
- Men under 50 with risk factors also need to be tested
Learn more about Prostate Cancer:
Event Date and Location:
Saturday, September 17, 2011
7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
2900 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95065