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Northside Hospital Free Prostate Cancer Screenings

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 06:00pm - 08:00pm
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Northside Hospital Offers Free Prostate Cancer Screenings


It’s estimated that nearly 6,500 men in Georgia will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI).  It remains the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, aside from skin cancer.  To help raise awareness of the disease, Northside Hospital’s Cancer Institute is offering a free prostate cancer screening to the community.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

6-8 p.m.

Northside Hospital-Cherokee

Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Building

211 Hospital Road, Canton

To register, call 404-845-5555 and press “0.”

Qualified Spanish interpreters available on site.

Registration opens March 11.  Register early!  Spaces fill quickly.


Health care professionals will screen adult men for symptoms of prostate cancer and offer prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests and rectal exams at no charge.  Uninsured men, ages 40-75, who have never been diagnosed with prostate cancer and haven’t had a prostate exam within the past year, are eligible to participate.  A limited number of appointments are available for men with insurance.  A nurse navigator will be available to help arrange follow up care, if indicated.


As an NCI Community Cancer Center, Northside Hospital leads the way in groundbreaking procedures for better outcomes and less invasive treatments for prostate cancer.  In fact, more cases of the disease are diagnosed and treated at Northside than at any other community hospital in Georgia.  Northside agrees with prostate cancer screening guidelines, established by the American Urological Association, which state that the PSA test is important in diagnosing prostate cancer at an early, more treatable stage in the course of the disease.  Men are encouraged to talk with their health care provider to determine if screening for prostate cancer is right for them.


Northside Hospital’s prostate cancer screenings are free, but registration is required.  Call 404-845-5555 and press “0” to schedule an appointment.


To learn more about prostate cancer and latest treatment options, visit