Health System & CMAP Offering Free Prostate Cancer Screenings in September

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Aug. 4, 2009 – September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and organizer Southeast Georgia Health System, along with participation from the Coastal Medical Access Project (CMAP), is once again offering free prostate screenings to area men.

So who should be tested? Men should have annual prostate exams beginning at age 50. 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. According to the American Cancer Society, 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. 14, 4 – 6 p.m.
Coastal Medical Access Project, 2605 Parkwood Drive, Brunswick
Coastal Medical Access Project, 70 Lindsey Lane, Kingsland

Tuesday, Sept. 15
Brantley Family Medicine Center, 21300 Hwy. 82, Suite C, Waynesville, 4-6 p.m.
Southeast Georgia Health System Cancer Care Center, 2500 Starling Street, Brunswick,
6-8 p.m.
Southeast Georgia Physician Associates, 52 Lindsey Lane, Kingsland, 6-8 p.m.
St. Simons Immediate Care Center, 5000 Wellness Way, St. Simons Island, 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 16
Glynco Immediate Care Center, 15 Gable Court, Brunswick, 9 a.m.- noon
McIntosh Family Medicine Center, 1022 Miller Lane, SW, Darien, 6 – 8 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 17, 4 – 6 p.m.
Glynn Family Medicine Center, 3222 Shrine Road, Suite A, Brunswick.
Appointments are not required. For more information, call 800-537-5142 ext. 5160 or

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