(Middletown, NY) – Orange Regional Medical Center in partnership with Orange Regional Medical Group is offering free prostate cancer screenings during the week of September 19 at the Community Health Education Center, located at 110 Crystal Run Road in Middletown. Pre-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.
The prostate screening consists of a digital rectal exam (DRE) and a prostate specific antigen (PSA) 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 – 75
Participating physicians in this year’s screening include Orange Regional Medical Group providers, Gerard Galarneau, MD, Dawud Lankford, MD and Maribeth Widas, PA.
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.