Health System Offering Free Prostate Screenings Sept. 15-18

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Aug. 12, 2008 – 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.