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It was tempting to title this article "Free Beer" just to get the proper attention it deserves by the target demographic, but I believe in truth in journalism, so here it goes. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and Grand Strand Regional Medical Center is making it easy to get more information or a screening at the following events.
Tuesday, September 13 at 6:00 p.m. - Seminar on the prevalence of prostate cancer and new treatments at HealthFinders at Coastal Grand Mall.
Monday, September 19 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m - prostate screening at South Strand Senior Health Center, Myrtle Beach
Tuesday, September 20 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - prostate screening at Grand Strand Urology in Myrtle Beach
Wednesday, September 21 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. -prostate screening at Carolina Forest Senior Health Center
Thursday, - prostate screening at the North Strand Senior Health Center, Little River.
Prostate screenings are recommended for men ages 40 - 70. Men with a family history of prostate cancer are at higher risk, as are African-American men who are at twice the risk of other men and should be screened starting at age 35.
Pre-registration is required by calling (843) 692-4444. Registration forms are available at all the locations and Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.
For more information about testing and the cost, click here.
And while it's not local, this video tells a compelling story about a young, healthy man getting tested and unexpectedly finding himself with a prostate cancer diagnosis. He's working to change the culture that encourages men to snub testing until they are in the their mid-fifties. He created the Blue Cure Foundation.
Men, you know what you should do. Ladies, encourage those men to be proactive.