September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and organizer Southeast Georgia
Health System, along with assistance from the Coastal Medical Access Project
(CMAP) and Glynn County Health Department are once again offering free
prostate screenings to area men.
So who should be tested? Medical experts recommend yearly screening beginning
at age 50 for men without any major medical problems. Men at high risk
should begin testing at age 45. This risk group includes African American
men and any man who has a close relative – father, brother, or son
– who had prostate cancer before age 65. Any man who has had several
close relatives with prostate cancer at an early age is considered at
an even higher risk, and should begin testing at age 40.
The schedule of screenings is as follows:
- Monday, Sept. 15, 4-6 p.m.—CMAP, 3010 Hampton Ave, Suite 6, Brunswick;
and CMAP, 104 Lakeshore Dr., Suite E, St. Marys;
- Tuesday, Sept. 16, 6-8 p.m.—The Cancer Care Center inside the Southeast
Health System Outpatient Care Center, 2500 Starling St., Brunswick; Brantley
Family Medicine Center, 21300 Hwy. 82, Suite C, Waynesville; Southeast
Georgia Physician Associates, 52 Lindsey Lane, Kingsland; and St. Simons
Immediate Care Center, 5000 Wellness Way, St. Simons Island;
- Wednesday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m.-Noon—Glynco Immediate Care Center, 15
Gable Court, Brunswick;
- Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6-8 p.m.—McIntosh Family Medicine Center, 311
Highway 251, Darien; and
- Thursday, Sept. 18, 4-6 p.m.—Glynn County Health Department, 2747
Fourth Street, Brunswick.
Appointments are not required. For more information about all locations,
call (912) 466-5106.