Health System Offers Free Men’s Health Fairs and Prostate Screenings

Prostate cancer is a serious health problem that affects thousand of men, but thanks to early detection and improved treatment, the prostate cancer survival rate has improved dramatically. For this reason, and in recognition of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September, Southeast Georgia Health System will host two men’s health fairs and a series of free prostate cancer screenings in Brantley, Camden, Glynn and McIntosh counties.
 
The health fairs will include several free health screenings, including prostate, cholesterol, blood pressure, and height and weight. Health experts will be available to answer questions and provide resources on topics that impact men’s health. The schedule is as follows:
 
Prostate Cancer Screenings Only
Monday, Sept. 16, 5-7 p.m.
Brantley Family Medicine Center, 21300 Hwy. 82, Suite C, Waynesville
 
Monday, Sept. 16, 5-7 p.m.
McIntosh Family Medicine Center, 1022 Miller Lane SW, Darien
 
Men’s Health Fair
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 5-7 p.m.
CamdenCampus Outpatient Lobby, 2000 Dan Proctor Drive, St. Marys
 
Thursday, Sept. 19, 5-7 p.m.
BrunswickCampusOutpatientCareCenter, 2500 Starling St., Brunswick
 
Early prostate cancer usually has no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, it may include a need to urinate frequently, especially at night, difficulty starting urination or holding back, inability to urinate, weak or interrupted flow of urine, painful or burning urination, painful ejaculation, blood in urine or semen and frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips or upper thighs.
 
Appointments are not necessary. Men age 45 or older, or anyone with a family history of prostate cancer, are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 1-855-ASK-SGHS (855-275-7447) or visit sghs.org.