Canton, Ohio: Mercy Cancer Center is offering free prostate cancer screenings to promote prevention and early detection of the disease, which is one of the most common cancers in American men.
Prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing and digital examinations will be scheduled beginning at 6 p.m. inside Mercy’s Outpatient Infusion Center on Monday, April 4th. Stephen Ochs, M.D., urologist and robotic surgeon at Mercy Medical Center, will perform the screenings for men currently not under the care of a urologist and who are 50 years or older or African American men who are 45 years or older. Appointments are required and can be made by calling Mercy Healthcare Connection at 330-489-1333 or 800-223-8662.
Mercy Cancer Center is not just a building. It’s the heart of Mercy’s integrated cancer program. Mercy Cancer Center coordinates Mercy’s broad range of diagnostic procedures, innovative treatments, national cancer research trials, complementary medicine program and support services. The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC) awarded Mercy Cancer Center the Outstanding Achievement Award for excellence in cancer care. Mercy is the only area hospital–and one of just 95 facilities nationwide–to earn the award, along with the CoC’s three-year re-accreditation with commendation during our last survey in 2008. Fewer than 20 percent of cancer programs in the United States attain this superior recognition. This means most cancer patients can receive cutting-edge cancer care right here in our community.
About Mercy Medical Center
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 620 members 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. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.
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