Garnet Health Medical Center Offers Free Prostate Screenings
September 10, 2021
Garnet Health Medical Center, in partnership with Garnet Health Doctors, is offering free prostate cancer screenings the week of September 20 at the Outpatient Services Building, at 707 East Main Street in Middletown. Pre-registration is required. To schedule an exam, please call the Garnet Health Event Registration line at 1-888-489-2038 by September 17 before noon. Appointments are limited and are first come, first serve.
The prostate screening consists of a digital rectal exam (DRE) and a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test, each of which take about a minute to perform. The combination of these two methods is the most effective procedure for detecting prostate cancer at an early stage.
The prostate screening program is for men who meet the following criteria:
- Have not been under the care of a urologist in the past 5 years
- Have no personal history of prostate cancer
- Are between the ages of 40 and 75
According to the Prostate Cancer Education Council, one out of every six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. If detected early, treatment options are much broader, and the chances for a cure are much greater. For more information on Garnet Health, please visit www.garnethealth.org/cancer