Orange Regional Medical Center, in partnership with Orange Regional Medical Group, is offering free prostate cancer screenings the week of September 23 in the Outpatient Services Building, located at 707 East Main Street in Middletown. Pre-registration is required. To schedule an exam, please call the Orange Regional Medical Center Health Connection at 1-888-321-6762 by noon on September 20. Appointments are limited.
The prostate screening consists of a digital rectal exam and a prostate specific antigen blood test, each of which takes 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 Orange Regional Medical Center, please visit www.ormc.org.