Health System Offers Free Prostate Screenings at Community Health & Wellness Fair

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 offer free prostate cancer screenings during the Community Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., on the Camden Campus, 2060 Dan Proctor Drive, St. Marys, Ga.

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.

The Community Health & Wellness Fair wraps up all the Health System’s mini-health fairs, such as BONEtastic, SKINtastic, Men’s Health and Heart Health, into one event. The fair will include many different educational opportunities and health screenings for the entire family, as well as community vendors, children’s activities, fire truck and ambulance tours and much more. For more information, call 1-855-ASK-SGHS (855-275-7447) or visit sghs.org.