Middletown, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center is offering free prostate cancer screenings during the week of September 23 at its Community Health Education Center located at 110 Crystal Run Road in Middletown. Registration is required. To schedule an exam, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762) by September 12. Appointments are limited and will be made on a first come, first serve basis.
The exam consists of a digital rectal exam (DRE) and a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test, each of which takes about one 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:
- 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 – 75.
Physicians volunteering at this year’s screening are Thomas Eanelli, MD; Bruce Ellsweig, MD and Emelito Gonzales, MD.
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’s cancer services please visit www.ormc.org/Cancer or call 1-888-321-ORMC.
Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.