Mercy Cancer Center to Host FREE Prostate Cancer Screenings April 19

Apr 01, 2010

Mercy Cancer Center to Host FREE Prostate Cancer Screenings April 19

Topic: Not Available | Contact: Cindy Hickey

 

CANTON, OHIO – Did you know that prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men according to the American Cancer Society? Early detection starts with a digital rectal exam and PSA blood test. The Mercy Cancer Center will offer a free prostate cancer screening on April 19th beginning at 6 p.m. Screenings will take place inside Mercy’s Cancer Center and will be conducted by Steven E. Ochs, M.D., of Urology One
 
This screening is for males age 50 and older (45 for African Americans) who are not cuurently under the care of a urologist. Those 40 years of age or older may qualify if they have an immediate relative who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Appointments are required for this screening. To make an appointment, call Mercy’s Healthcare Connection at 330-489-1333 or 1-800-223-8662. Early detection saves lives.
 
The Mercy Cancer Center provides a variety of supportive care services for people with cancer, including monthly cancer support groups, individual cancer case management, a Cancer Well-Fit Program, numerous educational programs and pastoral care for spiritual support. For more information about the Mercy Cancer Center, call 330-489-1333 or 1-800-223-8662.
 
Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 550 physicians on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community, including the provision of care to all, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.
 
 
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