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Date(s) -Apr 27 2013
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Bass Pro Shop
ZERO PROSTATE CANCER TESTING COMES TO MYRTLE BEACH IN APRIL
Washington, DC – More than 4,100 men in South Carolina will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, but there is hope through awareness and early detection. That’s why ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer has teamed up with Atlantic Urology Clinics and Carolina Regional Cancer Center to offer ZERO Prostate Cancer Testing, the only nationwide mobile prostate cancer testing program.
At-risk men can be tested for FREE on April 27. The test consists of a simple blood test and a physical examination. Local physicians will provide this free and confidential testing in as little as 10 minutes without an appointment. Each man will receive a notification letter that explains the test results, a list of local resources for follow-up care, and additional health information.
“Nearly 240,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year alone,” said Skip Lockwood, CEO of ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer. “Early detection is key to successful treatment of the disease.”
There are no noticeable symptoms of prostate cancer while it is in the early stages, so testing is vitally important. The chances of a man getting prostate cancer are one in three with one close relative (father, brother) with the disease. The risk is 83 percent with two close relatives and 97 percent with three. African American men are at special risk for the disease, with the highest rate of prostate cancer in the world, one in four men. They are also 2.5 times more likely to die from the disease.
The FREE testing will be available to the public:
Saturday, April 27
Bass Pro Shop
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
10177 N. Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
For more information please visit www.zerocancer.org or call (202) 463-9455
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