Health System Announces Free Prostate Cancer Screenings

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Aug. 30, 2007 – September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and Southeast Georgia Health System, the Coastal Medical Access Project (CMAP) and the Glynn County and Long County health departments are joining forces again this year to offer 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. 17, 4-6 p.m.—CMAP, 3010 Hampton Ave, Suite 6, Brunswick; and CMAP, 104 Lakeshore Dr., Suite E, St. Marys;
  • Tuesday, Sept. 18, 6-8 p.m.—The Cancer Care Center inside the Southeast Health System Outpatient Care Center, 2500 Starling St., Brunswick; Southeast Georgia Health System Brantley Family Medicine Center, 145 East Cleveland St., Nahunta; and Southeast Georgia Physician Associates, 56 Lindsey Lane, Kingsland;
  • Wednesday, Sept. 19, 6-8 p.m.—Southeast Georgia Health System McIntosh Family Medicine Center 311 Highway 251, Darien; and
  • Thursday, Sept. 20, 5-7 p.m.—Glynn County Health Department, 2747 Fourth Street, Brunswick; and Long County Health Department, 46 North Main Street, Ludowici.

Appointments are not required. For more information about all locations, call (912) 466-5160.