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Cancer Screenings for Men Scheduled

Posted: January 24, 2007

Male cancer screenings will be held on Tuesday, February 6th at St. Clare’s Dover Community Health Center from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Dr. Steven Ware. All Randolph adult male residents are invited to attend.

The screenings will include a physical exam, hemoccult fecal occult blood test, PSA blood test, urine test, blood pressure, consultation and education. The fee is $40.00.

Please call the Randolph Township Health Department to pre-register at 973.989.7050.

According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting 1 in 6 men. In 2007, more than 218,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 27,000 men will die from the disease. One new case occurs every 2.5 minutes and a man dies from prostate cancer every 19 minutes.

The PCF estimates that there are more than two million American men currently living with prostate cancer.

A non-smoking man is more likely to develop prostate cancer than he is to develop colon, bladder, melanoma, lymphoma and kidney cancers combined. In fact, a man is 35% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than a woman is to be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Older age, African American race, and a family history of the disease can all increase the likelihood of a man being diagnosed with the disease.

As men increase in age, their risk of developing prostate cancer increases exponentially. Although only 1 in 10,000 under age 40 will be diagnosed, the rate shoots up to 1 in 39 for ages 40 to 59, and 1 in 14 for ages 60 to 69. More than 65% of all prostate cancers are diagnosed in men over the age of 65.

For more information on prostate cancer, visit the Prostate Cancer Foundation website.