(Middletown, New York) – Orange Regional Medical Center is offering free prostate cancer screenings from September 22 to September 26 at the Community Health Education Center, 110 Crystal Run Road, Middletown. 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.
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
To schedule an exam, please call The Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762) by September 16. 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 approximately one minute to perform. The combination of these two methods is the most effective procedure for detecting prostate cancer at an early stage.