(Middletown, New York) – Orange Regional Medical Center is offering free prostate cancer screenings on September 27 and September 28 at The Community Health Education Center, 110 Crystal Run Road, Middletown. To schedule an exam, please call The Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762) by September 22, 2010 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 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
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 call 1-888-321-ORMC.