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6/2/05-Tyler

Free Prostate Screening

If you could take a simple test, for free, to find out if you are at risk for cancer, would you take it? ETMC hopes you will. All month long they are offering free prostate cancer screenings for men. It's just a simple blood test but it can mean the difference between life and death. "With the simple blood test that messures the psa in the blood you have an 85 or 90 percent chance of picking up prostate cancer early on in the game at a time when it is almost entirely curable," says Dr. James Kolker. You are eligible for screening if: you are 50 or older; 40 or older and african-american; or 40 and older and have a family history of prostate cancer. ETMC will offer the screenings all month. But, spots fill up fast, so etmc asks you contact them now, to make an appointment.

Michelle Mortensen, reporting.  mmortensen@kltv.com

 

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