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Free prostate cancer screening is Sept. 16

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  • Written By: Erin Bounds

Prostate is one of the most common cancers diagnosed and the fifth leading cause of death for men, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The lifetime risk of developing prostate cancer is about 16 percent, and that risk increases with age, according to the CDC.

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. In observance of this, King’s Daughters and radiation oncologists Jeffery Lopez, M.D., and Terry Justice, M.D., of Tri-State Regional Cancer Center, will be offering a free prostate cancer screening.

The screening begins at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Tri-State’s offices, 706 23rd St., Ashland. Appointments are required and may be made by calling 1-888-377-KDMC. The screening includes a free PSA blood test and digital rectal exam.