WESTON — Urologist, Thomas Walsh, M.D., will be offering free prostate screenings to raise awareness about prostate cancer. The screenings will be offered at Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital on March 4 beginning at 9 a.m. Call (304) 269-8128 for a reservation.
Dr. Walsh will provide an examination to estimate the size of the prostate and check for lumps or other abnormalities. He will also discuss prostate cancer during the screening.
Prostate cancer can often be found early through a simple PSA blood test. The levels of PSA in the blood may present higher in men who have prostate cancer. In addition to the exam, PSA blood tests will be $10 on the day of the screenings. It is necessary for patients to register for this screening.
Risk factors for developing prostate cancer include age, family history, ethnicity and diet.
Most cases of prostate cancer are developed after the age of 50, while the majority of cases are presented after the age of 65. However, there are cases of prostate cancer in younger men.
Men with a family history of prostate cancer are twice as likely to develop the disease in comparison to the general population. In addition, research has shown African-American men are 1.8 times more likely to develop prostate cancer.
Please call (304) 269-8128 to register for the screening. Patients will check at Registration prior to the exam.