Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care:
Pardee UNC Health Care is offering free prostate cancer screenings with urologist Glover Little, M.D., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, beginning at 6 p.m. Screenings are by appointment only and will take place at the Pardee Cancer Center, located at 805 6th Ave West in Hendersonville. Participants must call 828-698-7317 to schedule an appointment; walk-ins will not be accepted.
Men ages 40 to 77 who have never been diagnosed with or had treatment for prostate cancer are eligible, provided they have not had another prostate screening within one year, including DRE and PSA screenings.
“When caught early, prostate cancer is highly treatable,” said Dr. Little. The most common risk factor for prostate cancer is age. Men have an increased chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer as they age. Other risk factors include racial and ethnic background and family history. Compared with white men, black men are more likely to develop prostate cancer in their lifetime and twice as likely to die from the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institute of Health. “Men should talk with their doctor about their risk factors and discuss when prostate screening is recommended,” Little added.
Pardee UNC Health Care is a not-for-profit community hospital founded in 1953 and is managed by UNC Health Care. The hospital is licensed for 222 acute care beds. Pardee has several locations separate from the main campus, including a comprehensive physician practice network, a cancer center, four urgent care locations and six orthopedic clinics. For more information or to find a physician, visit www.pardeehospital.org.