Free prostate screenings June 22-24

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Released by Good Shepherd Medical Center:

LONGVIEW, TX – Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in men. Good Shepherd Medical Center will provide free prostate screenings on Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 23 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Medical Plaza III (703 E Marshall Ave) and on Thursday, June 24 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 the Institute for Healthy Living (3133 Good Shepherd Way).

Men of all ages are at risk to develop this type of cancer, although it is most often found in men over age 50. African-American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer are at an even higher risk and should begin testing as early as age 45. Each year, Good Shepherd screens members of the local community who may be at risk for prostate cancer. Patients who indicate warning signs are referred to their doctors for further evaluation.

Gina Terry, RN and Community Educator said, "Through these screenings, we have had gentlemen that were diagnosed early and were able to treat their cancer in its earliest, most curable stage. When prostate cancer is detected early on, chances of complete recovery are better."

For more information, or to schedule your free screening, please contact the Good Shepherd Healthy Hotline at (903) 315-GSHS (4747) or toll free at (888) 784-GSHS.