Senator John Brooks, along with South Nassau Communities Hospital, is sponsoring a free prostate cancer screening at the North Merrick Library on Monday, July 10.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men (not counting skin cancer). It is also one of the leading causes of cancer death among men. If prostate cancer is found as a result of screening, it will probably be at an earlier, more treatable stage than if no screening were done.
The screening is open to men 45 and older who have not been previously diagnosed with prostate cancer. Screenings will involve a PSA blood test. No insurance is required, but men are asked to bring a self-addressed, stamped envelope and their health care provider’s name and address so that results can be sent to them and their doctor. A photo ID with address is required, as is an appointment, as space is limited.
Call South Nassau Communities Hospital to schedule an appointment: 516-377-5333.
The screenings will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the library, 1691 Meadowbrook Road, Merrick.